PheniX – low temperature cryostat

Unique device for experiments at extremely low temperatures

Oxford Cryosystems PheniX is a unique solution for X-ray diffraction at extremely low temperatures. It is a compact closed-cycle helium cryostat enabling a temperature range from 25 °C (298 K) down to - 261 °C (12 K) with a temperature uniformity across the sample of 0.1 degree. It takes only 40 minutes to cool down to 20 K and an additional 20 minutes to reach a temperature of 12 K. Thanks to the design there is virtually no consumption of helium. Sample preparation and exchange is quick and easy.

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For X-ray diffraction at extremely low temperatures

The PheniX cryostat is designed for in situ powder X-ray diffraction studies of both organic and inorganic compounds. Typical applications of the PheniX cryostat are dynamic structural changes, phase transformations, structure imperfections at temperatures down to 12 K. Furthermore, the reflection geometry enables basic measurements of thin films and solids (phase identification, residual stress and basic reflectometry).