Thickness measurement of sample in diamond anvil cell

Ming Li, Chunxiao Gao, Gang Peng, Chunyuan He, Aimin Hao, Xiaowei Huang, Dongmei Zhang, Cuiling Yu, Yanzhang Ma, Guangtian Zou

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We report on an original method that measures sample thickness in a diamond anvil cell under high pressures. The method is based on two hypotheses: completely plastic deformation on the gasket and completely elastic deformation of the diamonds. This method can further eliminate the effect of diamond deformation on the thickness measurement of a sample, which permits us to measure the thickness of alumina up to 41.4 GPa.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075106
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 7 2007


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Li, M., Gao, C., Peng, G., He, C., Hao, A., Huang, X., Zhang, D., Yu, C., Ma, Y., & Zou, G. (2007). Thickness measurement of sample in diamond anvil cell. Review of Scientific Instruments, 78(7), [075106].