Three-dimensional (3D) visualization of a material under pressure can provide a great deal of information about its physical and chemical properties. We developed a technique combining in-house x-ray computed tomography (XCT) and a diamond anvil cell to observe the 3D geometry of a sample in situ at high pressure with a spatial resolution of about 610 nm. We realized observations of the 3D morphology and its evolution in minerals up to a pressure of 55.6 GPa, which is comparable to the pressure conditions reported in a previous synchrotron XCT study. The new technique developed here can be applied to a variety of materials under high pressures and has the potential to provide new insights for high-pressure science and technology.
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