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Tutorials in Experimental Petrology techniques

These are "how to" videos for laboratory work using internally heated pressure vessels (IHPV) and cold seal pressure vessels (CSPV) in the AMNH experimental petrology lab.

Filmed sequences of laboratory operations have been used to produce a series of video segments, each one detailing a procedure or procedures required for safe, effective research in the experimental petrology laboratory at the American Museum of Natural History. We have compiled detailed, illustrated "how to" texts that describe each of these procedures. Tutorial presentations are hosted on Vimeo, which facilitates direct download by people interested in these techniques.

Segments with live links to vimeo video tutorials:

1. motivation for experimental petrological investigations using the internally heated pressure vessel (IHPV) and cold-seal pressure vessels (CSPV)

     supplementary documents

2. capsule preparation and subsequent capsule welding and loading

     link to vimeo  (URL: https://vimeo.com/438656939/bf2ab9a842)

     supplementary documents

3. assembling the capsule into the IHPV head

     link to vimeo  (URL: https://vimeo.com/438660298/f89a674c9a)

     supplementary documents to be posted here

 

4. loading the IHPV head and safe IHPV run-up to high pressure at room temperature

     link to vimeo  (URL: https://vimeo.com/438665643/1d96acc8e9)

     supplementary documents to be posted here

5. safe IHPV run-up to high temperature while under pressure

     supplementary documents to be posted here

Further segments will be forthcoming when the AMNH fully re-opens to research staff.

6. safe quench procedures of IHPV from high T and P to room conditions

     supplementary documents to be posted here

7. furnace assembly for the IHPV

     supplementary documents to be posted here

8. assembly of hydrogen-transmitting Shaw membranes for control of oxygen fugacity in the IHPV

     supplementary documents to be posted here

9. installation of thermocouples and Shaw membranes in IHPV pressure heads

     supplementary documents to be posted here

10. opening capsules to measure mixed gas experiment products

     supplementary documents to be posted here

11. et seq. safe use of the cold-seal pressure vessel (CSPV), 

 

Disclaimer: Information provided in these pages is specific to the experimental apparatus designed and built by curator James D. Webster at the American Museum of Natural History. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Acknowledgments: This project is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jim Webster (1955-1919). This material is based upon work partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1559416 issued through the EAR program (PIs: Jim Webster, Denton Ebel). We thank the AMNH for continued support.