A split sphere apparatus has been developed to generate exceedingly high hydrostatic pressures more than 300 kilobars at temperatures over 1500°C in a sample chamber of ample volume. The calibration of pressures is made by the use of known phase transition points in Bi, Fe, and Pb. The calibration above the Pb point (161 kilobars) is discussed in terms of resistance changes for In and CdS previously reported by Drickamer et al.

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