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Cell Max Pressure (GPa) Pressure Medium Temperature Range (K) Sample Volume (cm3) Cell Material Expected Neutron Transmission *
HW-01 0.42 He, N, Ar 1.5 - 300 1.5 Al 7075-T6 69%
HW-02 0.65 He, N, Ar 1.5 - 300 1.5 Al 7075-T6 65%
HW-03 1.0 He, N, Ar 1.5 - 300 1.5 13-8 Mo S.S. 25%
McWhan Clamp Cell
(Not currently available)
2.5 Fluorinert FC75, 4:1 Methanol to Ethanol Mix 4 - 300 1 Al2O3 or ZrO2 cylinders 15%
SANS Low Temperature Vessel for Powders 0.3 He, N, Ar 100 - 300 See description CuBe with Sapphire windows See description
Annular Liquid Vessel 0.1 See description See description 1.5 Al 7075-T6 See description
Syringe Pump 0.06895 Gas or Liquid 4-325K      

The table above gives general information on the pressure vessels available at the NCNR. With the exception of the McWhan Clamp Cell, all vessels are pressurized using an external, piston driven pressure intensifier. For more information please click on the name of the pressure vessel of interest.

NCNR Pressure Vessel Stored Energy Limit Calculation

NOTE 1: The use of any other pressure vessel is strongly discouraged. Nevertheless, approval by the Sample Environment Team and the NCNR Safety Review Board is required PRIOR to any experiment involving a different pressure vessel design.
NOTE 2: For safety reasons, a qualified Sample Environment Team member will be the only person allowed to load the sample in the appropriate pressure vessel and operate the pressure intensifier equipment.

Contacts: juscelino.leao [at] (Juscelino Leao)

Created November 7, 2017, Updated November 15, 2019