Close-up of FORCE compression equipment

FORCE equipment

6000 Ton Uniaxial Multi-Anvil Press “Ichiban”

A photograph of a large piece of equipment viewed through a large hole in the side of a building. The piece of equipment is light aqua blue and has a sign on the upper part of the front side that reads,

Our 6000 ton press will allow very large samples to be produced for a wide array of measurements and observations that cannot be made on smaller samples. The larger sample volume also allows for more complicated experiments.

  • Pressure: 3–25 GPa
  • Temperature: ≤ 2000°C

Manufacturer: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Cubic DIA Multi-Anvil Press “Jasmine”

A woman stands in front of a DIA multi-anvil press at Voggenreiter in Germany

Our cubic press will have two major functions. In a single-stage mode: rapid synthesis of large samples from 1–7 GPa, and rapid pressure-temperature studies in the same region. In a double-stage mode: detailed work at > 30 GPa that current large-volume capabilities have not yet reached.

  • Pressure:
    • ≤ 40 GPa (tungsten carbide cubes)
    • ≤ 80GPa (sintered diamond cubes)
  • Temperature: ≤ 2000°C

Manufacturer: Max Voggenreiter, GmbH

High Pressure Torsional Press “Twister”

A photograph of a piece of hydraulic equipment with a bright yellow cylindrical cover on the top of the ram. Mounted inside of this is the lower anvil which rotates to apply strain to a sample.

Our high-pressure torsional device will be used to study material behavior and phase transitions caused by strain and will be used to create novel samples for TEM studies of deformational textures, phase transitions, and other phenomena.

  • Pressure: ≤ 6GPa
  • Temperature: ≤ 200°C

Manufacturer: Riken Enterprise Co. Ltd.

Internally Heated Pressure Vessel “Nebula”

An illustration of the IHPV and its control modules

Our state-of-the art high pressure gas apparatus will be used to synthesize samples for studies of Earth and planetary crustal and upper mantle environments, for preparing starting materials for the larger presses, and for materials science and discovery.

  • Pressure: ≤ 600 MPa
  • Temperature: ≤ 1250°C
    • Manufacturer: Wille Geotechnik