Diacell® SymmDAC 60 is a piston cylinder compact and symmetrical diamond anvil cell suitable for optical or X-ray measurements. Diacell® SymmDAC 60 enables either side to be used for both excitation (optical or X-ray) or collection of emitted light or diffraction patterns.
The pressure mechanism is the screw driven one. The pressure is applied by mean of 4 screws, two left-handed and two right-handed screws working in conjunction with superposed Belleville springs. This combination will help the user to apply the load in a more controlled manner.
The Diacell® SymmDAC 60 is fitted as standard with 2.50 mm Diacell® design diamond anvils that are fitted in anvil rings. But this DAC can also be used with Standard design diamond anvils that can be glued directly on the support plates.
The Diacell® SymmDAC 60 can also be adapted with lateral slots on the piston and cylinder. These are made so that the user could accommodate wires for electrical wires used to do transport measurements.
A low temperature and a non-magnetic version of the SymmDAC 60 is also available. The main difference with the standard version is the DAC body material (BeCu) and the support seats for the diamond anvils that are from tungsten carbide with 6% Ni. These later one will have a lower magnetic background than the regular WC support seats.