Sample Environment

Right now, a few special sample environments are available:

  • Closed cycle cryostat for measurements between 10K and 300K. Heat-exchange is done via He exchange-gas
  • Liquid jet for liquids, if rather large volumina are available 
  • Rotary- and tilt-stages for grazing-incidence geometry
  • Heavy-duty x-z stages for vertical and horizontal alignment of user-provided sample-cells 
  • High-purity Al vacuum-tank for measurements of pellets in vacuum. This special tank reduces background of all 3d-metals, which can contaminate spectra of 3d-metals at low concentrations.


Mounting Surface

The mounting surfaces on the rotary and tilt stages, and on the x-z stage have a square pattern of M6 tapped holes with 25 x 25mm distance.

If you bring your own cell please note the space and beam position:

  • height of the beam above the tilt-stages
 90 mm
  • height of the beam above the experiment table
 383 mm
  • height above our X95 profil
 270 mm


Working with gases

If you would like to work with gases, please contact the beamline engineer and the beamline scientist 8 weeks before your beamtime, so he can check the availability or order special gases in advance.

At P64 we use tubes and pipes with an outer diameter of 6 mm. Gas couplings are from Swagelok (product series: QC4).