DCS 500 – domed cooling stage

Unique compact attachment for thin film analysis at low temperature

Anton Paar DCS 500 is a unique compact high-temperature device allowing tilt and rotation of the sample with respect to the X-ray beam for advanced thin-film applications and residual stress and texture measurements. The optimized design of the heater/cooling plate guarantees high-temperature uniformity along the sample and accurate temperature measurement and control in the entire temperature range, from -180 to 500 ºC. Full rotation of the attachment is possible only above 0 ºC, as below this temperature the hoses supplying liquid nitrogen to the stage for cooling are freezing and hence restricting sample rotation. The X-ray- transparent half-circle dome over the sample enables a large field of view.

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For advanced studies of thin films and solids at low-temperature conditions

DCS 500 is a cooling attachment designed for advanced thin-film applications (phase identification, reflectometry, high-resolution XRD) and advanced residual stress and texture measurements on thin films or bulk samples. Thanks to the compact design of DCS 500 and the optimized integration on the Empyrean diffractometer reliable sample positioning is easy and straightforward.