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Department of Mineral Sciences

Izalco Volcano
  • Piston Cynlinder
  • Diamond Anvil Cells
  • Multi-anvils

The High Pressure Laboratory at the Department of Mineral Sciences is equipped to perform experiments at pressures >1 Megabar and temperatures of thousands of degrees Kelvin.

Complementary equipment in this facility includes:

  • Puk3 Professional Welder with neutral Ar gas flow and precision-welding with microscope assistance

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