Osiris sample environment
17 Oct 2008




OSIRIS accepts a wide range of sample environments.

IRIS/OSIRIS Al Cylindrical Sample Cell

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 scientists.


  Bore diameter (mm) Temperature range
Pulse-tube Top-Loader 100 4K to 673K
Orange and Blue Cryostats, with V or Al tails 50 and 100 1.5K to 330K
Dilution refrigerator 50 down to 50mK
Superconducting Magnet 7.5T 50 2 to 300 K
Furnaces   18°C to 1000°C
Pressure rigs for gas and liquid handling please ask your local contact