For X-ray diffraction at low temperatures without liquid nitrogen

The Chimera chamber is designed for in situ powder X-ray diffraction studies of both organic and inorganic compounds at low and medium-high temperatures. Typical applications of the Chimera cryostat are studies of dynamic structural changes or phase transformations, where it is extremely important to move very slowly and accurately through the specific temperature range. In addition to powder XRD, the reflection geometry enables basic measurements of thin films and solids (phase identification, residual stress and basic reflectometry).