Experiments at extreme conditions often require development of new techniques and specialised tools which are not available from elsewhere. Here we present some of the instruments developed in the course of CSEC work and which can be made available to users on a research contract basis. We are also open to collaborating with interested parties on developing novel instruments for extreme conditions research.  Enquiries are to be sent to Konstantin Kamenev.

The 2-axis rotator can fully rotate a sample or a pressure cell in a dilution refrigerator. A unique apparatus used to measure quantum oscillations as a function of the field angle to map out complete Fermi-surfaces and to tune materials continuously to a quantum critical state. 

A miniature high-pressure cell designed to work at sub-Kelvin temperatures with 3He insert into the Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS).

A piston-cylinder pressure cell for magnetic susceptibility measurements with integrated plug for continuous monitoring of pressure.

Miniature symmetric diamond anvil cell for magnetic susceptibility measurements in a superconducting quantum interference device magnetometer

A piston-cylinder pressure cell with large sample volume and the pressure limit of 1 GPa for measurements on materials with low magnetic susceptibility.

The apparatus for loading gases and gas mixtures into the Paris-Edinburgh press either as samples or sample transmitting media.

A modified Paris–Edinburgh press for neutron scattering experiment on single-crystals which allows rotation of the anvils and the sample under applied load of now up to 100 tonnes. 

A piston-cylinder pressure cell optimised for inelastic neutron scattering measurements at pressures of up to 1.8 GPa with a sample volume in excess of 400 mm3.