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Contact: Claus Habfast
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Diamond Anvil Cell

Caption: This illustration depicts a diamond anvil cell which allows to compress microscopic pieces of material to pressures of 3 Mbar and more. Laser pulses (black arrows) then heat the sample and an X-ray beam (orange) passes through the cell to probe the states of matter at these extreme conditions.

Credit: ESRF/Format Editions

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