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Keywords:

  • high-pressure instrumentation;
  • diamond anvil cell loading;
  • high-pressure crystallography;
  • pressure-transmitting media

A new compact laboratory device for loading diamond anvil cells with low-boiling pressure-transmitting media is described. This device allows, in particular, the easy loading of diamond anvil cells with pentane–isopentane (1:1) mixture at environmental temperatures up to 303 K and relative humidity at least up to 75–80%. The relatively simple design, the easy availability of materials used for the device and the application of liquid nitrogen as cooling agent allow the manufacture of such a device in a short time at almost any laboratory.