Diamond-anvil cellThe 10th Frolic Goats Workshop on High-Pressure Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffraction using laboratory equipment will consist of hands-on laboratory exercises.
Its primary goal is to disseminate practical skills allowing one to perform high-pressure experiments in an x-ray lab, and to outline possibilities to continue one's studies at dedicated high-pressure beamlines in synchrotrons, nuclear reactors and spallation sources.
Modern x-ray diffraction equipment installed in most laboratories can be used for high-pressure experiments straightforwardly, or after few minor modifications - these modifications can be as simple as mounting a shorter collimator and re-positioning the beam-stop to provide space for the diamond- anvil cell (DAC). The DAC is a simple and relatively cheap device, so crystal structures in high pressure can be studied in most x-ray labs.
Minutes from the previous meetings can be found here||here