Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES): National Facililies and lnfrastruclure Development for High-Pressure Geoscie

Project: Research project

Description

The project, entitled Multi-Anvil Cell Development Project, is a subcontract of the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES). The purpose of this project is to develop high pressure assemblies and technology for the high pressure community, and the project is overseen by its 3 PIs: Kurt Leinenweber, James A. Tyburczy, and Thomas G. Sharp, at Arizona State University. This project has been active since the first year of COMPRES I, in 2001.

There are two parts to this project one is the development and testing of new high pressure cell assemblies, testing of new ceramics for high pressure applications, and development and testing of new high pressure x-ray assemblies for beam lines. The money in this grant is for this development, including materials, travel to beam lines, and publication and travel to meetings for dissemination. The other part of the project is the cost of sales part: the already developed and standardized assemblies are sold to the high pressure community and more materials are purchased using these proceeds.

The project is coordinated with the RTS High Pressure Facility, which operates the Cost of Sales Project and therefore that project is financially separate from the COMPRES development project described here. The COMPRES budget is for new developments, new ceramics, new parts for high pressure research.

Description

The project, entitled Multi-Anvil Development Cell Assembly Project (MADCAP), is a subcontract of the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES). The purpose of this project is to develop high pressure assemblies and technology for the high pressure community, to share the materials openly with the community along with calibrations and methodology. The project is overseen by its 3 PIs: Kurt Leinenweber, James A. Tyburczy, and Thomas G. Sharp, at Arizona State University. One month of salary is included for KL. JAT and TGS will be working on this project as part of their overall appointments. This project has been active since the first year of COMPRES I, in 2001.

There are two parts to this project one is the development and testing of new high pressure cell assemblies, testing of new ceramics for high pressure applications, and development and testing of new high pressure x-ray assemblies for beam lines. The funding requested is for this development, including materials, travel to beam lines, and publication and travel to meetings for dissemination. The other part of the project, funded separately through the ASU Research Technical Services, is the cost of sales part, in which the already developed and standardized assemblies are sold to the high pressure community and more materials are purchased using these proceeds.

The project is coordinated with the RTS High Pressure Facility, which operates the Cost of Sales Project and therefore that project is financially separate from the COMPRES development project described here. The COMPRES budget is for new developments, new ceramics, new parts for high pressure research, travel and facilities use for testing the new assemblies and techniques.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date6/1/175/31/22

Funding

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): $557,011.00

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