GSECARS / COMPRES Gas Loading System
The GSECARS and COMPRES jointly funded gas loading system for diamond anvil cells is for use by the high pressure community, not only at GSECARS but also at APS and other facilities. The system has the ability to load many kinds of diamond anvil cells with a closure mechanism using motor driven screws which close a clamping device, not the cell itself. This design makes it easy to pressurize new cell designs by using a different clamp or different spacer. The system has optical access for sample viewing and online ruby fluorescence pressure measurement. A vacuum pump is used to clean the system before loading.
GSECARS provides a mail-in gas loading service under the technical guidance of GSECARS staff member Young Jay Ryu. For additional information, contact Young Jay Ryu.
Cells must be shipped with appropriate packaging that can also be used to return the cells. A prepaid shipping label must be included for returning the cells to you.
Gas Loading System Contacts
GSECARS Users and Mail-in Users
Young Jay Ryu
HPCAT Staff and Users
Sector 3 Staff and Users
Sector 4 Staff and Users
Please remember to check the Gas Loading System in your ESAF under the Equipment tab.
- Mark Rivers, Vitali B. Prakapenka, Atsushi Kubo, Clayton Pullins, Christopher M. Holl, Steven D. Jacobsen
The COMPRES/GSECARS gas-loading system for diamond anvil cells at the Advanced Photon Source
High Pressure Res. 28 (3), 273-292 (2008). DOI: 10.1080/08957950802333593