The Diacell® Bragg Mini is a simple to use diamond anvil cell based on the classical design of a Merrill Bassett-style diamond anvil cell. However, it was engineered to accommodate the Boehler-Almax conical anvil design, enabling larger axial aperture up to 85 degrees.
Unlike most of the other Diacell® DACs, there is no provision for tilt adjustment of the upper anvil relative to the lower anvil. The parallelism of the two culet faces is ensured by the high accuracy of the machining. Moreover, on the lower plate, are precisely mounted guiding rods, along which the upper triangular plate is guided to ensure a smooth displacement. The very smooth and tight fit between the plates ensures the stability of diamond anvils alignment.
It is recommended that anvils for this cell have culets of at least 0.50 mm. The maximum pressure of the Bragg-Mini is ~ 30 GPa with 0.50 mm anvils.
This DAC is used for X-ray work and it can easily be mounted on goniometer heads.
Of course, it can also be used for other spectroscopic studies.