Experimental Lab Facilities
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Raman spectrometer: LabRAM HR800 micro-Raman system (Horiba Jobin Yvon) equipped with a confocal microscope attachment and a charge-coupled detector (CCD)

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Brillouin interferometer: a six-pass high contrast Fabry-Pérot interferometer (JSR Scientific Instruments)

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Probing laser: a 532 nm (Coherent Verdi-V2 diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS), single-frequency, continuous wave) laser

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TS1500 Heating stage: up to 1500°C with environmental control for in-situ measurements

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CDS analytical pyroprobe 5000: up to 1400 °C with heating rates from 0.01 to 20,000 °C /s.

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Custom designed membrane driven diamond anvil cell: up to 30 GPa with 400 μm culet of diamonds, 50-60 GPa with 200 μm culet of diamonds.

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Pneumatic drive system (PDS 200 from BESTA France): to generate pressure (0-200 bars pressure range) for the membrane driven diamond anvil cell

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EMZ-2 Meiji Stereomicroscope

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Leica M165 C Stereomicroscope

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Micro-drilling machine

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EDM drilling machine (Hylozoic)

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Analytical Balance: Fisher Scientific; Capacity, 60g; Readability, 0.1mg; Repeatability, 0.1mg; Linearity, 0.2mg

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Mettler Toledo MS204S balance with density measuring kit

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Glove box: Lunaire environmental chamber (Lunaire Environmental Inc., Williamsport, PA ) with temperature/humidity control; isolation chamber for introducing/removing materials and equipment

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MHI high temperature furnace: 1700°C maximum operating temperature

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Thermolyne high temperature furnace: 1100°C maximum operating temperature

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Low temperatures (up to 270°C) Imperial drying oven

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Low temperatures (up to 150°C) Imperial drying oven

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Fisher Isotemp Economy Vacuum Oven: Fisher Scientific; Temperature range from 10°C above ambient to 200°C; Vacuum to 30 in.Hg (762mm) with adequate pump

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Hotplate (Corning)

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Stirring hotplate (Corning), Digital temperature/speed display; Temp. Range 5° to 550°C; Stir Range 60 to 1100rpm

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Autoclaves: 45mL (Parr Instrument Company) for chemical synthesis

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Crucibles: a 10% Rh-Pt crucible (60 cc, reinforced rim and bottom) and a Pt crucible (60 cc, reinforced rim and bottom) for glass melting

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Ultrasonic cleaner: PRO 3/4 Gallon Ultrasonic Heated Cleaner

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Centrifuge: Revolutionary Science Micro Mini Lab Centrifuge (10K-RPM)