The Almax Plate DAC is an innovative diamond anvil cell based on the novel design of Prof. Reinhard Boehler when at the Max Planck Institute in Mainz, Germany. With the advent of conical diamond anvils described in the paper by R. Boehler et al., High Press. Res. 24, 391 (2004), comes the possibility of having diamond anvil cells with very large conical apertures without the drawback of obstructing materials for the incoming of outgoing beams.
In the Almax Plate DAC two kinematically-mounted steel plates are elastically deflected with the use of a driving gearbox. Based on the lever principle, the symmetrical deflection of the plates, although very small, is enough to bring into near-contact the diamond anvils and hence generate the required pressures in the sample space.
This cell includes the WC support plates, gears assembly & wrench, gasket holder, etc… – all except the anvils.