The use of sintered diamond anvils in the MA8 type high-pressure apparatus

Tadashi Kondo, Hiroshi Sawamoto, Akira Yoneda, Manabu Kato, Akihito Matsumuro, Takehiko Yagi, Takumi Kikegawa

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A new multi-anvil type high-presure apparatus has been developed using sintered diamond anvils to generate pressures over 30 GPa and temperatures up to about 2000°C. A maximum sample volume of about 1 mm3 is available in this system. The pressure was confirmed by dissociation of forsterite into Mg-perovskite and periclase. The basic techniques and problems in utilizing sintered diamond in the MA8 type high-pressure apparatus are discussed with an emphasis on the future prospect of incorporating simultancous X-ray diffraction observation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-611
Number of pages11
JournalPure and Applied Geophysics PAGEOPH
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1993


  • 6-8 double state
  • lower mantle condition
  • synchrotron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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