We have developed a number of different high pressure reactors for thermal and electrochemical deposition of materials including both flow and batch reactors. We started this work in collaboration with the groups of Profs. George, Howdle and Poliakoff at the University of Nottingham whose experience has been invaluable.
Some of our high pressure systems are described in the pages which follow. Whenever dealing with high pressure reactors safety is paramount and the systems which are described in these pages may have flaws which we have not yet discovered. The reactors discussed here should only be used by trained personnel who fully understand the dangers involved and after carefull consideration of the risks involved in using them for a specific reaction or experiment.