15A Micro-crystal X-ray diffraction


Sample environment

Cryostream 800 (Open flow liquid nitrogen)80 - 400 K
Cryocool LN3 (Open flow liquid nitrogen)83 - 500 K
Cryocool LHe (Open flow helium device)4.5 K – 120 K



High pressure related

Diamond anvil cellup to 20 Gpa or higher (depends on the diamond culet size)
Heating stage for membrane DACup to 600 K
Heating laser> 1000 K
Ultra low temperature chamber4 K



Sample viewing


LECIA stereo microscope - M205C
LECIA stereo microscope SAPO

16X main body, 25X eyepieces, 1.5X co-axis light,
1X and 2X object pieces, total 600-1200X
with IC90E measurement system.

8X main body, 25X eyepieces, total 200X
with OPTI measurement system.



Sample protection

X-Temp2 - Low-temperature single crystal handling for X-ray structure analysis

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  • Ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Single crystal X-ray diffraction
  • Laue diffraction
  • Sub-ns to μs time-resolved structural information
  • Microbeam diffraction
  • Non-ambient technique


  • Medicine and drug discovery
  • Materials science
  • High pressure physics
  • Geoscience
  • Chemistry
  • Functional materials

General Information

  • Source: CUT18
  • Energy Range: 9-35 keV
  • Focused Spot Size: 15A1 ~150 x150 μm² , 15A2 focus to 10 x 10 μm² , Pink-beam with 3 or 5 % bandwidth, optimized at 14 keV
  • Status: Under construction

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