Calibration of the ruby pressure gauge to 800 kbar under quasi-hydrostatic conditions


  • H. K. Mao,

  • J. Xu,

  • P. M. Bell


An improved calibration curve of the pressure shift of the ruby R1 emission line was obtained under quasi-hydrostatic conditions in the diamond-window, high-pressure cell to 800 kbar. Argon was the pressure-transmitting medium. Metallic copper, as a standard, was studied in situ by X ray diffraction. The reference pressure was determined by calibration against known equations of state of the copper sample and by previously obtained data on silver.