An internally heated, rapid-quench, high-pressure vessel

J. R. Holloway, J. E. Dixon, A. R. Pawley

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    A pressure vessel and furnace system were designed for rapid-quench operation while maintaining the advantages of sample size and hydrostatic loading inherent in an internally heated, Ar-medium vessel (IHPV). The rapid quench is achieved using the quench-wire technique common to atmospheric pressure quench furnaces; the sample capsules fall from their position in the furnace hot spot into room-temperature Ar gas at the bottom of the vessel chamber. The quench rate is several hundred degrees Celsius per second compared to a rate of about 3°C/s in conventional IHPVs. -from Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)643-646
    Number of pages4
    JournalAmerican Mineralogist
    Issue number5-6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992


    • argon
    • experimental mineralogy
    • internally heated pressure vessel
    • quench rate


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