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Single crystal toroidal diamond anvils for high pressure experiments beyond 5 megabar.

  • Author(s): Jenei, Zs;
  • O'Bannon, EF;
  • Weir, ST;
  • Cynn, H;
  • Lipp, MJ;
  • Evans, WJ
  • et al.
Abstract

Static compression experiments over 4 Mbar are rare, yet critical for developing accurate fundamental physics and chemistry models, relevant to a range of topics including modeling planetary interiors. Here we show that focused ion beam crafted toroidal single-crystal diamond anvils with ~9.0 μm culets are capable of producing pressures over 5 Mbar. The toroidal surface prevents gasket outflow and provides a means to stabilize the central culet. We have reached a maximum pressure of ~6.15 Mbar using Re as in situ pressure marker, a pressure regime typically accessed only by double-stage diamond anvils and dynamic compression platforms. Optimizing single-crystal diamond anvil design is key for extending the pressure range over which studies can be performed in the diamond anvil cell.

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