Vanadium cans

Examples of vanadium sample cans, and lids.

Examples of vanadium sample cans, and lids.
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The ISIS Experimental Operations Division has four different sizes of vanadium can available. The vanadium sample cans are used mostly on the diffraction instruments.

The vanadium cans are electron beam welded, transparent to neutrons with a temperature range from 2K  to 1273K.  The cans cannot be used with hydrogen, due to hydrogen embrittlement.

Vanadium Can
Ø

Sample volume
(approx)

Max working Pressure at room temperature

Seals available

6mm

1.34cc

 40bar

PTFE
Copper
Titanium
Indium

8mm

2.82cc

 30bar

11mm

6.74cc

 22bar

15mm

14.15cc

 15bar

A higher working temperature, will result in the working pressure being reduced. Approval is required to work at a higher temperature, the request should be made through Chris Goodway.

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