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Iris sample environment

IRIS accepts a wide range of sample environments.

Two different Sample Geometries can be used:

  • Flat - aluminium alloy cans of 40mm x 40mm for powders, liquids or films, with varying thicknesses (0.1, 0.2, 0.25, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 1, 2 mm)
  • Annular - aluminium alloy cans 50mm tall for powders, liquids or films, with varying thicknesses (0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2 mm)    
  • Annular with gas loading capabilities (please ask your local contact)

These most commonly used Sample Environment are given below. For more information see the sample environment page or contact the instrument scientist. 

The Iris three position sample changer is also available.


 Bore diameter (mm)Temperature range
Top-Loading Closed Cycle Refrigerator [standard on IRIS]1004K to 673K
Orange and Blue Cryostats, with V or Al tails50 and 1001.5K to 330K
Dilution refrigerator50down to 50mK
Constant humidity biological sample changer (Parma sample changer) -20°C to 100°C
Furnaces 18°C to 1000°C
Pressure rigs for gas and liquid handlingplease ask your local contact
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