DIAMOND ANVIL CELLS

Diamond sculpting pushes extremes

Micromilling gem-quality diamond tips into a toroidal shape has been shown to greatly extend the accessible pressure range of standard diamond anvil cells, opening the way for studies in extreme physics of high-density matter.

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Fig. 1: Scanning electron microscope images of toroidal diamond anvils.

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McMahon, M. Diamond sculpting pushes extremes. Nature Mater 17, 858–859 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-018-0177-3

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