Planetary Experimental Petrology Laboratory (PEPL)

 
 

MAJOR EQUIPMENT


Multi-anvil apparatus

The lab houses an 1000-ton press from Rockland Research equipped with a Walker-type multi-anvil module.



















To see the pressure and temperature calibration of the press, click here



Piston-cylinder apparatus

A 250-ton press (Boyd and England type end-loaded piston-cylinder, manufactured by Rockland Research).

































Gain/Phase Analyzer -

Impedance spectrometer


Electrical measurements are conducted under pressure and temperature using an impedance spectrometer. The lab is equipped with a Solartron 1260A gain/phase analyzer from Ametek directly connected to a PC for real-time measurements.





MINOR EQUIPMENT (among others)


  1. -Nikon reflected and transmitted light polarizing microscope


  1. -Struers Secotom cut-off machine


  1. -Foredom hang up motor with diamond tools


  1. -1700°C Lindberg box furnace


  1. -1100°C Lindberg box furnace


- Well Diamond saw


  1. -Binocular microscope


  1. -Struers polishing machine


- Vacuum oven





LOCATION: Scripps - Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) - Room 07


The IGPP Building.


Location: Map here