Semiconductor-based heaters for diamond anvil cells (DACs) have advantages over metal wire heaters in terms of repeated use and the ability to reach higher temperatures. We introduce a cylindrical SiC heater for an externally heated DAC (EHDAC) that works satisfactorily at temperatures up to 1500 K and pressures around 90 GPa. The heater is reusable and inexpensive, and only slight modifications to the DAC are required to fit the heater. Experiments on melting of NaCl and gold are conducted at ambient pressure to test the temperature accuracy of the EHDAC system, and resistance measurements on iodine at high pressures and temperatures are performed to assess the heater assembly. These test runs show that a uniform and accurate temperature can be maintained by the EHDAC assembly, which has potential applications to a variety of transport property measurements.
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