The Diacell® μScopeDAC-HT(G) Plus, gas membrane driven, high-temperature, diamond anvil cell, meets the growing need to reach very high pressures and be compatible with the optical and physical constraints of microscopes. It is suitable for optical work under FTIR and Raman microscopes and has an internal gasket heater that operates to 900 K. The cell is supplied fitted with a K-type thermocouple and is suitable for water cooling.
The μScopeDAC-HT(G) Plus is only 23 mm in height and with a 12 mm working distance. Fitted with asymmetrical Boehler-Almax design diamond anvils this DAC provides the user with large opening angles. By using a 4.2 mm diameter anvil the top opening is 95° for both Optical and X-ray experiments. The bottom part is fitted with a 2.5 mm diameter anvil, that will still keep the advantage of a large optical aperture (100°) but is narrowing the X-ray aperture to 41°.
Due to its small physical dimensions, the Diacell® μScopeDAC-HT(G) Plus is compatible with most, if not all, commercial Raman and FTIR systems.
A large and increasing percentage of optical and spectroscopic observations is now made using microscopes. In particular, Raman instruments are commonly sold with integral microscopes to enable efficient scattered light collection, as well as to permit Raman mapping of complex samples. Similarly, FTIR spectrometers are often supplied with reflecting (Cassegrain) microscopes. The Diacell® μScopeDAC-HT(G) Plus is particularly suited for such applications.