05 January 2017
Now available from Almax easyLab: type IIas diamond anvils, for infrared and/or very demanding Raman spectroscopy.
Almax easyLab are pleased to announce that we are now able to supply type IIas diamond anvils.  These type IIas diamonds are synthetically made via high temperature and high pressure (HPHT) methods.  They are virtually nitrogen-free, with less than 1ppm nitrogen content and white in colour. Type IIas diamond anvils are also characterised by their ultra-low birefringence and Raman ultra-low fluorescence.  In fact, they are f ...read more
 
 
02 September 2016
Almax easyLab to exhibit at EHPRG in Bayreuth, Germany
Almax easyLab is glad to announce that we will be exhibiting our products in joint effort with attocube during the EHPRG conference held in Bayreuth (Germany) on Monday 05/09 and Tuesday 06/09. This will be the opportunity for us notably to exhibit an example of a possible collaboration outcome suitable for low temperature, high pressure and very low vibration system, combining an optical table from attoCUBE, the attoDRY 800, and the CryoDAC ...read more
 
 
14 April 2016
Patterned diamond anvils are now available from Almax easyLab
We are delighted to offer diamond anvils with deposited gold patterns for electrical transport measurements in a DAC. Electrical transport experiments play a key role in the study of many interesting high pressure phenomena, including pressure-induced superconductivity, insulator-to-metal transitions, and quantum critical behaviour. High-pressure electrical transport experiments also play an important function in geophysics and Earth&rsquo ...read more
 
 
08 March 2016
The next generation of diamond anvil cells is here: Diacell® ChicagoDAC
The Diacell® ChicagoDAC is a completely new compact bellows-driven diamond anvil cell for high-pressure, low-temperature transport measurements.  Developed in full collaboration with the group of Prof. Rosenbaum - then at the University of Chicago; now at Caltech - the ChicagoDAC is optimized for use in the Quantum Design PPMS platform, but it can be equally adapted to fit inside the bores of high-field superconducting magnets in heli ...read more
 
 
20 October 2015
Introducing the Diacell® TozerDAC-Xray
Almax easyLab are proud announce the Diacell® TozerDAC-Xray, based on the ingenious and novel design of Prof. Stan Tozer (Florida State University and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, USA).  Almax easyLab developed the TozerDAC-Xray in full collaboration with Prof. Tozer. The TozerDAC-Xray is a turnbuckle-style diamond anvil cell for x-ray measurements in lab-based diffractometers.  The cell is very compa ...read more
 
 
02 October 2015
Second DCO Early Career Scientist Workshop
Almax easyLab are proud sponsors of the DCO Early Career Scientist Workshops.  The second workshop of this series took place from 31 August to 5 September 2015 on the island of São Miguel in the Azores. The workshop included both classroom sessions at the University of the Azores, and field trips to various geologically active areas of the island. An online report and accompanying video of the event may be found by clicking her ...read more
 
 
20 July 2015
Almax easyLab is now present in China via a partnership with Fermi Instruments Beijing.
Almax easyLab have signed a commercial partnership agreement with Fermi Instruments Beijing effective 1st of July 2015 whereby Fermi Instruments Beijing will promote and sell Almax easyLab’s wide range of instrumentation products for high pressure research and development in mainland P.R. China.   Fermi Instruments Beijing is to be solely represented by Mr LIU, Yang for all matters concerning Almax easyLab, including the sales ...read more
 
 
23 March 2015
Diamond defects shrink MRI to the nanoscale
Magnetic-resonance-imaging technology has been shrunk to the nanoscale by two independent teams of researchers, so that molecular samples just a few cubic nanometres in volume can now be detected and imaged at room temperature. Both groups used nitrogen-vacancy defects in diamonds as magnetic-field sensors to probe such minute samples. The research could be the first step towards complete 3D molecular-scale magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ...read more
 
 
01 August 2014
The most abundant mineral on Earth has just received a name: bridgmanite.
Scientists have known about the mineral for decades but were only able to examine it up close in the past few years. The mineral is normally found deep beneath the surface, but was identified and studied in a meteorite that collided with the Earth 135 years ago. Formerly known by its chemical name, silicate perovskite (Mg,Fe)SiO¬3, the mineral was named bridgmanite this month to honor Percy Bridgman, a physicist who won the Nobel Priz ...read more
 
 
06 May 2014
Researchers use Diacell VivoDAC to study the germination of Bacillus spores
In a paper published on Appl. Environ. Microbiol. doi:10.1128/AEM.03043-13, Kong et al. report on the high pressure germination of multiple individual Bacillus subtilis spores monitored with phase contrast microscopy. The research group at East Carolina University was particularly interested in testing if the application of a single high pressure pulse would be sufficient to potentiate germination, in particular when the pulse width of high ...read more
 
 
13 December 2013
Successful installation at the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Almax easyLab successfully installed a complete Diacell CCS-DAC System with integrated  Diacell Bragg-LT(G) diamond anvil cell at the National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, Taiwan.  The system was interfaced to a Marresearch X-ray diffractometer and included an optional Ruby Lux for direct in-situ ruby fluorescence manometry.  The lab was further equipped with a Boehler microDriller and other Almax easyLab high pressure rese ...read more
 
 
01 December 2013
Ultra-thin single crystal diamond windows (down to 20 microns) available from Almax easyLab
Almax easyLab has extended its polishing capabilities for ultra thin single crystal diamond windows. Both (100)-oriented and (110)-oriented windows can now be routinely polished down to 0.02mm (20 microns), even for windows as large as of 4.00 mm by 4.00 mm. Our  windows are being used for dynamic high pressure experiments, high pressure shock experiments, synchrotron X-ray windows, diamond detectors and many other applications. P ...read more
 
 
14 October 2013
HeliosDAC videos added to Almax easyLab's YouTube channel
Two new videos have been added to Almax easyLab's YouTube channel.  These concern the Diacell HeliosDAC and how to assemble and disassemble its heater.  The video for disassembling the heater may be found by clicking here.  Similarly, the complementing video showing the re-assembling may be found here. If you have any questions about these or any of our other products, please do contact us. ...read more
 
 
27 August 2013
Almax easyLab launches Diacell Cryogenic Gas Loader at EHPRG
Almax easyLab is to launch its new product, the Diacell Cryogenic Gas Loader, at the 51st European High Pressure Research Group International Meeting (EHPRG 51). The meeting will take place between 1st and 6th of September at Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK. The Diacell Cryogenic Loader is a device specifically designed to enable the loading of a cryogenic-liquefied gas as transmitting medium into a diamond anvil cell in a si ...read more
 
 
21 June 2013
Almax easyLab launches Diacell® ST-DAC System
The Diacell® ST-DAC System consists of a Janis ST-500 continuous flow cryostat with an integrated CryoDAC-ST diamond anvil cell.  The system is a turn-key solution for microscopy, imaging, and high spatial resolution photoluminescence at low temperatures and high pressures.   ...read more
 
 
20 December 2012
Almax and easyLab merge to form Almax easyLab
It is with immense pride that we announce the merger between Almax Industries bvba (Almax) and easyLab Group Ltd (easyLab) effective 1st of January 2013.  Over the last 15 years, Almax has become synonymous with high quality diamond anvils and associated diamond products.  easyLab, with its Diacell® range of diamond anvil cells, is the unrivalled leader in high pressure cells and tools for scientific research.  Bringi ...read more
 
 
04 August 2012
Partnership between easyLab and Univ. Autonoma de Madrid
easyLab Technologies Ltd are proud to be a partner of the Low Temperature Laboratory (Laboratorio de Bajas Temperaturas) at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain. This young and newly formed laboratory has received funding from the Spanish government as well as European, through COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).  This is one of the longest-running European frameworks supporting cooperation among scientists and r ...read more
 
 
01 June 2012
Sapphire anvils now available on diamondANVILS.com
diamondANVILS.com are proud to offer synthetic sapphire anvils.  In the first instance we are able to manufacture Diacell design anvils, both X=2.5mm and X=3.1mm, as well as Conical anvils of D=3.3mm/85deg. Sapphire has almost no peaks above 1000 cm−1 in the Raman spectrum and no absorption in the ultraviolet range.  It is therefore especially useful for studies in those spectral regions.  Sapphire may be used as a su ...read more
 
 
01 June 2012
easyLab launches Mcell Ultra: 10 GPa in a MPMS
easyLab are delighted to bring to the market a new addition to our range of pressure cell modules for the Quantum Design platforms.  The miniature diamond anvil cell easyLab® Mcell Ultra builds on the success of the clamp cell easyLab® Mcell 10 which is used on the MPMS. But the Mcell Ultra goes beyond.  This enables magnetic measurements to pressures above 10 GPa (100 kbar) in an MPMS®.  The easyLab® Mcell ...read more
 
 
01 June 2012
easyLab launches Diacell® CryoDAC-ST
easyLab introduces a new diamond anvil cell for micro-spectroscopy measurements at low temperatures: The Diacell® CryoDAC-ST. The Diacell® CryoDAC-ST is ideal for such work as micro-Raman, imaging and high resolution photoluminescence under high pressure.  It has been specifically engineered to work in a Janis ST500 cryostat.  You may find more information about this cell by visiting here. Dr. Marcio Siqueira, easy ...read more
 
 
02 March 2012
Cubic zirconia anvils are now available at diamondANVILS.com
Cubic zirconia is routinely used as an alternative to both diamond and moissanite in anvil cells because of its relatively low price. diamondANVILS.com is now able to supply cubic zirconia anvils in a variety of cuts: Diacell, Drukker (standard), Simply Brilliant and Conical (Boehler). Cubic zirconia anvils have excellent performance in IR absorption spectroscopy with background interference being lower than that of typical (unselect ...read more
 
 
26 February 2012
easyLab introduces Diacell® CF-DAC System
easyLab is proud to introduce a new member to our growing family of turn-key low temperaure and high pressure systems: the Diacell® CF-DAC. The Diacell® CF-DAC is a continuous flow cryostat with integrated Diacell® CryoDAC-LT diamond anvil cell.  This low temperature and high pressure system combines easyLab's continuous flow cryostat capable of reaching temperatures as low as 2.5K and a miniature diamond anvil cell, ...read more
 
 
15 February 2012
Cambridge and easyLab sign commercial agreement
From the 1st of January 2012, Cambridge Enterprise (CE) Ltd and easyLab have signed an agreement to commercialise the so-called “Patterned Anvils” technology for high pressure applications. The technology has been developed by Dr Sven Friedemann and Dr Oliver Welzel, both affiliated to the renowned Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. The know-how involves the patterning and deposition techniques onto ceramic alu ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab installs two systems at TIFR - India
Jan 2006 easyLab has successfully installed two complete systems: an Mcell 10 and a Pcell 30 at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India. Dr. Christophe Thessieu, easyLab Director, declared: "Providing the necessary on-site training to enable the use high-pressure cell modules is a very important part of our service to our customers. We are very pleased that Prof. Sampathkumaran's group is now equipped with both an ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab acquires DAC leader Diacell
April 26th, 2006. easyLab Technologies Ltd. (easyLab) announces that it has acquired Diacell Products Ltd. (Diacell), the world leader in the supply of diamond anvil cells for high-pressure research. easyLab will use the technology and intellectual property assets from the acquisition to provide the scientific community with a complete range of tools to further enable science under pressure. "Diamond anvil cells have a long-establish ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab acquires Optiprexx Ltd
09 February 2007 easyLab Technologies Ltd. (easyLab) announce that it has acquired Optiprexx Ltd. (Optiprexx) on the 9th of February 2007. Optiprexx, a UK-based company, supply photoluminescence optical systems and related accessories for the high-pressure scientific community.  Its main product Optiprexx LightBox, which has been sold world-wide, provides a unique turn-key solution to measure in-situ pressure generated by diamond anvil ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab installs two systems at TIFR - India
Jan 2006 easyLab has successfully installed two complete systems: an Mcell 10 and a Pcell 30 at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India. Dr. Christophe Thessieu, easyLab Director, declared: "Providing the necessary on-site training to enable the use high-pressure cell modules is a very important part of our service to our customers. We are very pleased that Prof. Sampathkumaran's group is now equipped with b ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab introduces integrated high-pressure & low-temperature system
easyLab, in collaboration with Janis Research Company Inc. (Janis), are proud to introduce an integrated solution for researchers seeking to perform high pressure experiments at low temperatures.  By combining and fully integrating the Diacell® OmniDAC-LT diamond anvil cell (DAC) with a pulse-tube-based Janis Model PTSHI-950-5 top-loading optical cryostat researchers have a turn-key platform in which to carry out optical and scat ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab introduces synthetic type 2a ULF anvils
Synthetic high-purity diamond crystals (type 2a) are now available for anvil applications.  These diamonds have very low nitrogen content of less than 1 ppm, a purity which is much higher than natural type 2a diamonds that are already extremely rare in nature.  As such, these synthetic type 2a diamond crystals have virtually no absorption bands due to impurities over a wide range of wavelengths from far ultra-violet (225 nm) to ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab lauches diamondANVILS.com
With the launch of www.diamondANVILS.com reasearchers involved in high pressure research using diamond anvil cells can now order high-quality diamond anvils online. For the benefit of the entire scientific community, diamondANVILS.com can offer diamond anvils at a significantly lower prices than the competition by: - having very advanced production methods, - sourcing our diamonds from reputable sources, - having lower profit margin ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab launches Diacell® CryoDAC-ST
easyLab introduces a new diamond anvil cell for micro-spectroscopy measurements at low temperatures: The Diacell® CryoDAC-ST. The Diacell® CryoDAC-ST is ideal for such work as micro-Raman, imaging and high resolution photoluminescence under high pressure.  It has been specifically engineered to work in a Janis ST500 cryostat.  You may find more information about this cell by visiting here. Dr. Marcio Siqueira, easyL ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab on the move... to new premises and more success!
easyLab Technologies Ltd, the de facto supplier of pressure cells to the research community, has moved to new premises to secure existing growth and provide a platform for further future expansion.  The company has now relocated from Egham to circa 1,000 sq ft of modern premises in Reading. The new site is significantly larger then the exisiting one and will provide extra office, production, new product development and testing space ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab receives full ISO9001:2000 accreditation
From 12th June 2006, easyLab Technologies Ltd are proud to announce its full ISO9001:2000 registration.  This international accreditation recognises easyLab’s commitment to delivering quality in the design, development, manufacture and test of high pressure cells equipment and related spares and accessories, in addition to their repairs, training & commissioning. "Quality in our products and our processes is at the cor ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab selected as a finalist for South East Business Awards
easyLab Technologies Ltd (easyLab) based at the Science & Technology Centre at the University of Reading has been chosen as a finalist a South East Business Award.  easyLab has been selected as a South East Business Award finalist in the International Trade Category sponsored by UKTI and in the Innovation Category sponsored by QinetiQ and Shoosmiths.  These Awards, managed by the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) are ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab signs an exclusive license agreement with Max Planck Innovation to commercialise the Boehler μDriller
easyLab are proud to announce the signing of a license agreement with Max Planck Innovation, the technology transfer agency of the Max Planck Society, which will enable the company to produce and commercialise under exclusive rights, an electro-discharge machine (EDM) for gasket drilling developed by Prof. Reinhard Boehler and Dr Frank Helleis at the MPI-Chemistry in Mainz/Germany. An EDM driller is an essential instrument in high pressur ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab supports Van Valkenburg Award at Gordon Conference on Research at High-Pressure
The Gordon Conference on Research at High Pressure is one of the longest running Gordon Conferences and covers a wide range of high-pressure research areas, from planetary interiors to complex small energy scale phenomena. Traditionally the attendees of this conference have honoured a young, promising scientist conducting high pressure research with the Alvin Van Valkenburg Award. The award is named after Alvin Van Valkenburg, inventor of ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
easyLab to exhibit at American Chemical Society Fall Meeting 2011
The 242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition will be held in Denver, CO at the Colorado Convention Center, between 28th of August and 1st of September 2011.  easyLab will be on booth 914.  Please stop by to see our products. ACS Meetings organizes two of the most respected scientific meetings in the world. Our National Meetings offer scientific professionals a legitimate platform to present, publish, discuss and exhibit the most ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
Great deals on diamondANVILS.com
diamondANVILS.com are running a SALE on conical diamond anvils with up to 50% off for a limited time.  Just visit www.diamondANVILS.com for details. In addition to this amazing SSALE, if you are ordering 10 or more anvils, then diamondANVILS.com will give you a further 10% discount.  This is on top of the already highly competitive prices and to any other savings available on diamondANVILS.com.  Just contact us sales@dia ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
Introducing the new Diacell Bragg-XVue
easyLab are proud to introduce the Diacell® Bragg-XVue, a new diamond anvil cell aimed at X-ray diffraction as well as double-sided laser heating experiments.  An innovative cell inspired by the original design of Prof. Reinhard Boehler at the Max Planck Institute in Mainz, Germany, the Diacell® Bragg-XVue is very easy to use and align.  The cell is based on conical diamond anvils, which enable very large conical apertur ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
Mcell 10 is a success at Santiago de Compostela
Dr Francisco Rivadulla (University of Santiago de Compostela - Spain) is delighted with the easyLab® Mcell 10.  Reporting on the success of his high pressure research using this cell, Dr. Rivadulla said: "I am very happy with the results we were able to obtain with the easyLab Mcell 10 in the last few years: I think that with 3 PRLs, a couple or three PRBs and the Nature Materials, (not talking about some projects we obtained thank ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
New Products Launched by easyLab
easyLab are proud to introduce 3 new products this month: 1)    Diacell® CCS-DAC System:  a cryocooler-based cryostat integrated with a DAC This turn-key low temperature and high pressure diamond anvil cell system is extremely simple to use.   The nominal temperature range is about 10 K up to 325 K, although lower temperatures are achievable. The Diacell® CCS-DAC System is essentially a benc ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
Recipient of 2010 Alvin Van Valkenburg Award supported by easyLab announced
The recipient of the 2010 Alvin Van Valkenburg Award supported by easyLab has been announced: Dr. Maik Lang, Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Michigan's Department of Geological Sciences.  Dr Lang's research involves studying relativistic heavy ions at high-pressure.  As proud supporters of the Alvin Van Valkenburg Award easyLab would like congratulate Dr. Lang for his accomplishments. The Award will be pr ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
Researchers at the TIFR in Mumbai crank up the pressure with the easyLab Mcell Ultra.
Since its launch in the Spring of 2009, the easyLab® Mcell Ultra has proven a very popular product amongst the research community working on superconducting systems and strongly correlated electrons systems. Professor Sampathkumaran and his group from the Department of Condensed Matter Physics & Material Science (DCMPMS) TIFR/Mumbai have already carried numerous experiments under pressure using easyLab Technologies’ pressure cell ...read more
 
 
03 February 2012
{ANY}-orientation Modified Brilliant Anvils at diamondANVILS.com
diamondANVILS.com can now offer modified brilliant cut anvils which are NOT polished on the {100} crystal orientation.  These, so called, 'randomly'-oriented anvils, referred here as {any}-orientation modified brilliant cut anvils offer a cost-effective alternative to the {100}-oriented anvils.  Prices start as low as just EUR 176 per anvil.  Please visit www.diamondANVILS.com for more details.   ...read more