Close-up of FORCE compression equipment

FORCE equipment

6000 Ton Uniaxial Press “Ichiban”

A photograph of Ichiban, our 6000 ton multi-anvil press after passing final testing at Sumitomo

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.

DIA 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 in the 30–100 GPa range that current large-volume capabilities have not yet reached.

Torsional Press “Twister”

A photograph of 2 men standing in front of a high pressure torsion press

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.

Internally Heated Pressure Vessel

An illustration of the IHPV and its control modules

Our state-of-the art high pressure gas apparatus will be used to synthesize samples ≤ 0.7 GPa 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.