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Diacell® VivoDAC

Gas Membrane Diamond Anvil Cell for Biological Studies

Product Description

The Diacell® VivoDAC is a membrane-driven cell, allowing good control of pressure over a relatively low pressure range of up to 2 GPa.   Instead of the usual opposing anvils found in DACs, the Diacell® VivoDAC uses a diamond anvil and diamond plate combination, the latter being the observation port.  This important design feature, combined with the pressure range available, makes this DAC ideal for microscopic imaging work in biological applications.

The Diacell® VivoDAC is less than 25 mm thick along the optical axis making it suitable for most, if not all, commercially available microscopy/spectroscopy systems.  Furthermore, the physical distance from the objective to the sample through the diamond plate side is merely 8 mm. 


The Diacell® VivoDAC with its relative low pressure range (for DAC standards) and very short working distances is particularly suitable for optical measurements with microscope systems. The pressure is generated by a gas membrane which allows the pressure in-situ to be modified continuously whilst the DAC remains under the observing microscope.


Cell Material Stainless Steel AISI 440C
Anvil Support Plate Tungsten Carbide
Pressure Mechanism (G) Gas Membrane
Maximum Pressure 1.5 GPa
Temperature Range Room temperature (up to 250°C)
Top Angle Optical: Conical 76°
Bottom Angle Optical: Conical 100°
Lateral Access 4 side holes
Heating Optional band heater up to 250°C
Cooling N/A
DAC Diameter 60 mm
DAC Height 26 mm
Working Distance to Sample 7 mm, from bottom
19 mm, from top
Numerical Aperture 0.77
Interfacing Solution TBC

Maximum pressure is dependent upon the culet size of the anvil.
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Specifications may change without notice.
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Diacell® VivoDAC