Apparatuses for mounting an element are disclosed herein. In a general embodiment, the apparatus includes a mounting apparatus having a plurality of flexure arms positioned around an outer periphery of the mounting apparatus. The arms are for contacting an element when an element is positioned in the mounting apparatus. The apparatus also includes couplers configured for coupling the flexure arms together. The flexure arms apply a radial compressive force to an element when an element is installed in the mounting apparatus.
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 This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.