Equipment at HP-CAT Sample Lab
Lab Manager: Curtis Kenney-Benson
Phone: (630) 252-0495 E-Mail:email@example.com
Note: Any work in the lab requires registration as an HPCAT user and current posted ESAF approved by APS and HPCAT.
While users are strongly encouraged to arrive with their samples ready to run, HPCAT maintains a comprehensive sample preparation laboratory for routine loading of diamond anvil cells. At HPCAT we have established support facilities for sample preparation and characterization, including four stereo zoom microscopes, a laser drilling/micromachining system, computer controlled MicroSupport micromanipulator, Glovebox with ultrahigh purity argon atmosphere and micromanipulator, a mechanical micro-drill machine, electric discharge machines and tools for routine DAC operation. Gas loading of cells is also available through the facilities of GSECARS at APS Sector 13.
The lab is well equipped with sample preparation and loading tools: needles, tweezers, etc. Nevertheless, users are encouraged to bring their own precision tools for specialized sample handling.