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A compact and versatile dynamic flow cryostat for photon science

DOI: 10.1063/1.4966270 DOI Help

Authors: Peter J. E. M. Van Der Linden (ESRF) , Marco Moretti Sala (ESRF) , Christian Henriquet (ESRF) , Matteo Rossi (ESRF) , Kenya Ohgushi (Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University) , François Fauth (ALBA Synchrotron Light Source) , Laura Simonelli (ALBA Synchrotron Light Source) , Carlo Marini (ALBA Synchrotron Light Facility) , Edmundo Fraga (ALBA Synchrotron Light Facility) , Claire Murray (Diamond Light Source) , Jonathan Potter (Diamond Light Source) , Michael Krisch (ESRF)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Review Of Scientific Instruments , VOL 87 , PAGES 115103

State: Published (Approved)
Published: November 2016
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 14463

Abstract: We have developed a helium gas flow cryostat for use on synchrotron tender to hard X-ray beamlines. Very efficient sample cooling is achieved because the sample is placed directly in the cooling helium flow on a removable sample holder. The cryostat is compact and easy to operate; samples can be changed in less than 5 min at any temperature. The cryostat has a temperature range of 2.5–325 K with temperature stability better than 0.1 K. The very wide optical angle and the ability to operate in any orientation mean that the cryostat can easily be adapted for different X-ray techniques. It is already in use on different beamlines at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), ALBA Synchrotron Light Facility (ALBA), and Diamond Light Source (DLS) for inelastic X-ray scattering, powder diffraction, and X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Results obtained at these beamlines are presented here.

Subject Areas: Technique Development, Physics, Chemistry


Instruments: I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction

Other Facilities: ESRF, ALBA

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