Our diamond anvil cell (DAC) sample preparation lab features various equipment for preparing materials to study, assembling and loading high pressure experiments, and monitoring pressure, as well as in-situ Raman characterization. High pressure–temperature experiments are most often run either at a synchrotron at a national laboratory or by using our in-house laser-heating system. We also have a piston-cylinder lab for experiments at modest pressures and temperatures, often used for sample synthesis.