High Pressure NMR

x-treme-60 syringe pump

HP cellThe Xtreme 60: Robust and precise control of pressure. Utilizing a large working volume, the Xtreme 60 provides the ultimate in pressure generation and control. Utilizing a high-torque motor and a precise computer control the Xtreme 60 is capable of generating pressures up to 4 kbar utilizing even relatively non-compressible water as the pressure generating fluid.




Tube Dimensions  
  Standard Ceramic 5mm o.d. (3.0 mm i.d.) × 92 mm
  Large Volume Ceramic 5mm o.d. (3.6 mm i.d.) × 92 mm
  Large Volume Sapphire 10mm o.d. (7.0 mm i.d.) × 92 mm
  Small Volume Sapphire 5mm o.d. (3.4 mm i.d.) × 92 mm
Temperature Range  
  +5°C to +100°C (regular seals)
  -15°C to +125°C (optional seals)
Rated Pressure Range:  
  Standard Ceramic Versions to 3.0 kbar
  Large Volume Ceramic 1.0 kbar
  Large Volume Sapphire 0.3 kbar
  Small Volume Sapphire 0.3 kbar


Xtreme Syringe Pump Specifications

Standard High Pressure Ceramic Tube Specifications

Large Volume High Pressure Ceramic Tube Specifications

High Pressure Sapphire Tube Specifications

Ancillary Equipment


High pressure NMR has a long and storied history in physics, chemistry and biophysics. However, historically the method has been greatly limited by the absence of commercial availability of high performance, large active volume NMR sample tubes capable of safe and sustained operation above 1 kbar pressures. Daedalus Innovations has solved this problem. We are the only source of complete high pressure NMR capability. Utilizing patented and proprietary designs and manufacturing processes, the Daedalus Innovations’ line of ceramic high pressure NMR tubes, titanium manifolds and computer-controlled pressure generator is in a class by itself.

Our customers include leading academic and industrial researchers around the world and are engaged in far-ranging research projects including oil and gas exploration, nuclear chemistry, structural biology, molecular biophysics, and quantum computing.

The Daedalus Innovations’ high pressure NMR cells are truly in a class by themselves. Specialized ceramic materials, proprietary manufacturing and patented tube and manifold designs open the door to high performance NMR spectroscopy at pressures ranging up to 3 kbar. Used seamlessly with modern cryogenic probes, the high active volume (3 mm i.d.) gives this tube unmatched NMR performance and reliability.

For lower pressure applications, such as those employed in the reverse micelle encapsulation technique, we offer larger volume ceramic tubes with 3.6 mm i.d. in a 5 mm o.d. context.  In addition, we also provide 10 mm o.d. sapphire tubes mounted in our patented pressure valve.

sapphire cell collage

Daedalus Innovations products are proudly designed, prototyped, and manufactured in the United States