Large-Volume Flat Belt Apparatus

  1. Murli H. Manghnani and
  2. Yasuhiko Syono
  1. O. Fukunaga1,
  2. S. Yamaoka1,
  3. M. Akaishi1,
  4. H. Kanda1,
  5. T. Osawa1,
  6. O. Shimomura1,
  7. T. Nagashima1 and
  8. M. Yoshikawa2

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM039p0017

High-Pressure Research in Mineral Physics: A Volume in Honor of Syun-iti Akimoto

High-Pressure Research in Mineral Physics: A Volume in Honor of Syun-iti Akimoto

How to Cite

Fukunaga, O., Yamaoka, S., Akaishi, M., Kanda, H., Osawa, T., Shimomura, O., Nagashima, T. and Yoshikawa, M. (1987) Large-Volume Flat Belt Apparatus, in High-Pressure Research in Mineral Physics: A Volume in Honor of Syun-iti Akimoto (eds M. H. Manghnani and Y. Syono), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM039p0017

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, Namiki, Sakura-Mura, Niihari-Gun, Ibaraki 305, Japan

  2. 2

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 152, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1987

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900667

Online ISBN: 9781118664124

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Keywords:

  • Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry;
  • Phase transformations;
  • High Pressure-High Temperature Research

Summary

Recent development of a large-volume, high-pressure flat belt apparatus provides the opportunity for the synthetic study of large size minerals and rocks. Apparatuses with 300-ml and 1000-ml chamber volumes were constructed for operation in a pressure range of 5–7 GPa. An apparatus with a 1000 ml chamber volume can obtain polycrystalline samples of 50 mm in diameter and 50 mm in thickness. Polycrystalline diamond of this size will be useful as a new anvil material for generation of ultra high pressure in the near future. This paper describes the design of high-pressure anvils, cylinders, gaskets, and sample chambers for the flat belt type of apparatus with a large volume (FB75 and FB120). A newly constructed, 30,000-ton hydraulic press of the wire-winding type is also briefly reported here.