Scientific Illustrations -- Diamond anvil cell

Diamond anvil cell

Schematics of a diamond anvil cell © S. Merkel, Univ. Lille, France Example of a diamond anvil cell (image Univ. Lille 1) © S. Merkel, Univ. Lille, France Diamond anvil cell for radial x-ray diffraction. © S. Merkel, Univ. Lille, France Diamond and gasket in a diamond anvil cell.  © S. Merkel, Univ. Lille, France Top view of DAC loading © S. Merkel, Univ. Lille, France
Schematics of a diamond anvil cell Example of a diamond anvil cell (image Univ. Lille 1) Diamond anvil cell for radial x-ray diffraction. Diamond and gasket in a diamond anvil cell. Top view of DAC loading

Finite-element modeling of diamond deformation

The Diamond Anvil Cell is used in ultra high pressures experiments. It allows us to create conditions of pressures of several millions of atmospheres and to study the physical properties of a sample under these conditions. Although often considered as a rigid body, diamonds undergo very large elastic deformations near the sample region. As a student, I used Finite Element Modeling to calculate such deformations (Merkel et al, Appl. Phys. Lett., 74, 656-658, 1999, doi: 10.1063/1.123031). These are a few model results.
Diamond Anvil Cell at 350 GPa © S. Merkel, Univ. Lille, France Diamond Anvil Cell at 280 GPa © S. Merkel, Univ. Lille, France Diamond Anvil Cell at 280 GPa © S. Merkel, Univ. Lille, France Diamond Anvil Cell at 280 GPa © S. Merkel, Univ. Lille, France Diamond Anvil Cell at 280 GPa with the FEM grid © S. Merkel, Univ. Lille, France
Diamond Anvil Cell at 350 GPa Diamond Anvil Cell at 280 GPa Diamond Anvil Cell at 280 GPa Diamond Anvil Cell at 280 GPa Diamond Anvil Cell at 280 GPa with the FEM grid

 

© Sébastien Merkel, Université de Lille, France

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