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Perforated Anvils

Diamond Backing Plates

Among the many advantages of  diamond backing plates (DBP):

  • Substantial reduction in background for all types of radiation (IR --> visible --> UV --> x-rays).
  • Substantial reduction in the interfering "red" light fluorescing from diamonds at P > 100 GPa.
  • Substantial savings in price due to small anvil weight (W ~ 0.02 C).
  • Substantial increase in structural strength. Axial forces are departed sideways allowing for larger apertures in backing plates.

Holes are laser-drilled in the form of a truncated cone. The base diameters are to fit the dimensions/apertures of the metal backing plates and desired solid angle.

The DBP and anvils are in direct contact. Accuracy in holes center alignments better than 2 µm

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Typical DBP are made of brilliant-cut gem-quality 0.2 -0.3  C diamonds and the small anvils weight is < 0.05 C.

Several tests made with 0.02 – 0.03 C anvils with 0.2-mm culets sustained pressures exceeding 100 GPa.

Partially PERFORATED anvils

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Among the many advantages of partially perforated anvils

  • Substantial reduction in absorption of x-rays.
  • Substantial increase in structural strength. Axial forces are departed sideways allowing for larger apertures in backing plates.

Other configurations are possible.

See also Applications of perforated diamond anvils for very high-pressure research (Review of Scientific Instruments, June 2001)
Assembly instructions for miniature anvils

 

 

TRANSMISSION OF X-RAYS THROUGH DIAMOND

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