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The QUICKpress is a small, easy to use device that generates very-high pressures at high temperatures. It is used for hot isostatic pressing, thermodynamic studies, electrical studies, new materials syntheses that include the development of novel ceramics, high-Tc superconducting structures, amorphous phosphides and nitrides, and technologically important metal-hydrides, as well as many other topics in materials science.

Examples of Piston Cylinder Technology Used in Science.

Very-high pressure generating insturments of the QUICKpress type are referred to as piston-cylinder devices and have been in use since 1955. Early models were massive and difficult and expensive to manufacture and operate. The design described here (first developed in 1977), underwent major modifications in 1988 to further improve the apparatus. As a consequence, ease of operation increased, while expense of production and operation decreased. At present, very little operator training is required to do high-pressure high temperature piston-cylinder experiments, although a great deal of scientific experience and creativity may be needed to formulate experimental programs and interpret results.

The QUICKpress fits easily into a 48 in (120 cm) by 24 in (60 cm) by 24 in (60 cm) work area and includes the apparatus main frame, extraction frame and components, hydraulic system with pressure transducer, current transformer (heating unit), cooling- water system with flow sensor, digital pressure meter, thermocouple connection port, pressure-plate assembly with cooling jackets for a 13mm furnace assembly, piston, piston support block, and base blug support block. Operation instructions and six months of technical support are provided.
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