Synthetic apparatuses

Diamond-anvil cell (DAC)
Ultra-high pressure can be generated on the surface of a flattened single crystal diamond.
Large volume press (250 t)
DIA type multi-anvil press capable of synthesizing large volumes of samples. It can be synthesized in a pressure / temperature range of 8 GPa and 1500 ° C
Large volume press (350 t)
Kawai type 2-stage multi-anvil press that can generate higher pressure than DIA type. It can be synthesized in a pressure / temperature range of 18 GPa, 2000 ° C
Piston cylinder type apparatus
Large-capacity samples can be synthesized under pressure conditions up to 3 Gpa.
Infrared laser heating system
A high temperature can be generated by irradiating a sample pressurized by a DAC with an infrared laser (λ = 1.09 μm or λ = 10.6 μm).
Muffle furnace
Substances can be synthesized under conditions up to 1000 ° C in the atmosphere.
Vertical furnace
Material synthesis and single crystal growth can be made while controlling the atmosphere up to 1500 ° C.
Horizontal furnace
Material synthesis can be made while controlling the atmosphere in the range up to 1000 ° C.
High temperature electric furnace
Substance synthesis can be made under high temperature conditions up to 1600 ° C in the atmosphere.
Gas replacement high temperature electric furnace
Gas replacement is possible, and synthesis can be made in the temperature range up to 1600 °C in an inert gas atmosphere.
Arc melting furnace
Alloys can be synthesized by the arc melting method.
Liquid metal quenching coagulator
The melted alloy sample can be rapidly cooled by the single roll method to synthesize a uniform ribbon-shaped sample.

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Characterization equipments

Ruby fluorescence spectrometer
It measures the fluorescence spectrum of the ruby enclosed in the DAC sample chamber for pressure determination.
Measuring microscope
It is used for morphological observation of samples and measurement of length
Raman spectrometer①
It measures Raman scattering spectra at normal pressure and high pressure in situ (excitation wavelength 473 nm).
Raman spectrometer②
It measures Raman scattering spectra at normal pressure and high pressure in situ (excitation wavelength 632.8 nm).
Powder X-ray diffractometer(Cu-Kα)
It does X-ray diffraction measurement of powder samples and uses them for phase identification and crystal structure analysis of samples.
High-voltage in-situ X-ray diffraction measuring device (Mo-Kα)
It measures the X-ray diffraction pattern on the spot at room temperature and high pressure for the sample pressurized by DAC.
Scanning electron microscope SEM-EDX
It irradiates the sample with an electron beam to observe the structure of the sample surface and does the elemental analysis.
Differential thermal calorimeter DSC
It investigates the state change (transition, etc.) of the compound from the difference in calorific value from the standard substance.
Thermoelectric power measuring device
The thermoelectric power is evaluated by measuring the potential difference (Seebeck effect) generated by giving a temperature difference to the sample.
Fluorescence spectrophotometer
It is used to evaluate the fluorescence characteristics of a sample. It measures the luminescence obtained by irradiating the sample with light from a halogen lamp.
Cryogenic property equipment
It is used to measure the electrical resistance of samples in the temperature range from room temperature to a low temperature of about 3 K (-270 ° C).

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Other experimental equipments

Glove box
It is used for experiments that require work in a high-purity argon atmosphere such as active substances. Since it is equipped with a sample table with a CCD camera, it is possible to fill the DAC with samples.
Optical microscope
It is used to fill diamond anvil cells with samples and to observe compounds.
Electric balance
It is used to weigh samples precisely.
Precise drilling machine
It is used for sample chamber processing of gaskets used in DACs.
Laser processing equipment
Infrared pulsed laser can be used to process gasket sample chambers and high-pressure cell parts.
Drying oven
It is used to dry the sample (usually 100 ° C).
Small lathe
It is used to cut cell parts of large high-pressure presses.
Precision cutting machine
It is used to cut cell parts of large high-pressure presses.
3D processing machine
It is used to process cell parts of large high-pressure presses.
Spot welder
It is used to weld thermocouple strands for press experiments.
Ball mill
It is used to mix raw material samples.
Computational workstation
A workstation for calculation to execute the first-principles calculation software WIEN2k.

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■We use the following equipments at the campus shared facilities■

・ High-intensity X-ray diffractometer(Cu-Ka)

■On-campus and off-campus joint research / experiment facilities■

・ Nagoya University Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability
・ The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo
・ Toyota Central R&D Labs
・ High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
・ Aichi Synchrotron Radiation Center

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