DCS 350 – domed cooling stage
Unique compact attachment for thin film analysis at low temperature
Anton Paar DCS 350 is a unique compact high-temperature device allowing tilt and rotation of the sample with respect to the X-ray beam for advanced thin film applications and residual stress and texture measurements. The optimized design of the heater/cooling plate guarantees high temperature uniformity along the sample and accurate temperature measurement and control in the entire temperature range, from -100 to 350 ºC. Full rotation of the attachment is possible only above 0 ºC, as below this temperature the hoses supplying liquid nitrogen to the stage for cooling are freezing and hence restricting sample rotation. The X-ray- transparent half-circle dome over the sample enables a large field of view.