PE Press

Contact: Tim Strobel
Location: R-109

The 250 ton Paris-Edinburgh Press (type VX) is equipped with a Teledyne Isco syringe pump (30 ml capacity, 30,000 PSI) and Keysight power supply unit (9 V-220 A) and is used for recovering cubic millimeters of samples from high-pressure and high-temperature (HP-HT) synthesis experiments.  The ‘conoidal’ anvils, pyrophyllite gaskets and cylindrical graphite heaters are currently used for the experiments. The typical pressure and temperatures routinely used are 6-7GPa and 1600K. This set-up also has the capability to perform resistivity measurements under pressure using Keithley digital multi-meter.