Paris Edinburgh Cells
31 Jul 2013
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The Highest sample pressures we are currently able to achieve at ISIS are attained with a clamped cell type sample container. We can achieve pressures of 10GPa with a Paris/Edinburgh Press.

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Paris Edinburugh Cell in Frame
Paris Edinburugh Cell in Frame​
 

If you have any questions about our high pressure capabilities or think you may want to use some of this equipment during your experiment then please contact the Pressure and Furnace team or the relevant instrument scientist. 

Paris Edinburgh Systems Description Operating Pressure
SXD VX 4CCR set up Large P/E press mounted on a CCR. 7 Gpa (300K to 30K) 70Kbar (300K to 30K)
SXD VX 3CCR set up Small P/E press mounted on a CCR. 7 Gpa (300K to 30K) 70Kbar (300K to 30K)
Oil Automated Pressurising system Oil system used to control the pressure of P/E cell remotely via a VI in the instrument cabin. 0 to 0.2Gpa 0 to 2Kbar
Pentane Automated Pressurising system Pentane system used to control the pressure of P/E cell remotely via a VI in the instrument cabin. 0 to 0.2Gpa 0 to 2Kbar
Pentane System Manually operated pentane system for P/E presses. 0 to 0.2Gpa 0 to 2Kbar
PE Anvils WC Tungsten carbide anvils used to compress the sample in a gasket on pearl beam line. 0 to 10Gpa 0 to 100Kbar
PE Anvils ZTA Ceramic anvils used to compress the sample in a gasket on pearl beam line. 0 to 9 Gpa 0 to 90Kbar

 

Temperature Inserts Description Temperature Range
Variable temperature insert Insert used on P/E presses to control sample at low and high temperatures. -170°C to 230°C 100k to 500K
Furnace insert. Insert used on P/E presses to heat samples. 30°C to 1000°C 300k to 1300K

 

Paris Edinburgh Presses Description Working parameters
V3 Press 100 Tonne press for compressing sample to 10Gpa. 100 Tonnes
V4 Press 100 Tonne press for compressing sample to 10Gpa.  100 Tonnes
V7 Press 100 Tonne press for compressing sample to 10Gpa.  100 Tonnes
VX Press 100 Tonne press for compressing sample to 10Gpa.  100 Tonnes
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