Toroidal Anvil Press click images to enlarge

Staff scientists at Los Alamos Staff scientists at Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, stand next to TAP98 unit in HIPPO segment during fitting exercise at Los Alamos Laboratory prior to first run cycle in 2002.  Yusheng Zhao, Ph.D was key in this installation.
Jianzhong Zhang of the Manuel Lujan Jr. Neutron Scattering Center Jianzhong Zhang of the Manuel Lujan Jr. Neutron Scattering Center (LANSCE-12) sets up an experiment in a toroidal anvil press, one of the high-pressure vessels Zhang and colleague Yusheng Zhao used to discover the glass formation in pure zirconium metal. The studied material was sitting at the center of the high-pressure cell (held with Dr. Zhang's hands), which can be set to conditions up to 100,000 times atmospheric pressure and to 1,500 degrees Kelvin
(photo from Los Alamos Lab)

Below are details about TAP98 and images of 2002 first run cycle

Toroidal Anvil Press
Toroidal Anvil Press