Series 665 - Mervyn Paterson's papers and drawings relating to HPT machines

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Mervyn Paterson's papers and drawings relating to HPT machines


  • 1961 - 2011 (Creation)

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1.2 m (2 type 1, 1 type 4 and 2 type 10 boxes)

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The laboratory notebooks include calculations, notes and designs relating to the High Pressure High Temperature (HPT) apparatus which Paterson developed for research into rock deformation in the Department of Geophysics in the Research School of Physical Sciences (later the Research School of Earth Sciences). There are also log books of assembly notes for thirteen machines built by Paterson Instruments Pty Ltd (later Australian Scientific Instruments Pty Ltd) for overseas research institutes including Manchester University, the University of Montpellier and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and folders of email correspondence with clients and potential clients. The drawings are of the original design and modifications of the HPT apparatus including assembly, modules and components.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement.

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Digitised copies of the drawings and some of the laboratory notebooks and assembly notebooks at

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley 16 May 2017.




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