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Cost-effective attachment for non-ambient XRD

Anton Paar BTS 150 and BTS 500 benchtop heating stages are compact and cost-effective solutions for basic non-ambient X-ray diffraction experiments in reflection geometry. BTS 150 is equipped with a Peltier heating element enabling a temperature range from – 10 ºC to 150 ºC. The resistance heater of BTS 500 allows the heating of a sample from ambient temperature up to 500 ºC. Both heating stages can be used with an air, vacuum or inert gas atmosphere. A thermocouple is placed close to the sample for accurate temperature measurement and control. An optional beam knife can be used to minimize low- angle background.

Unique solution for XRD at controlled temperature and humidity

The Anton Paar CHC plus+ chamber is designed for in situ powder X-ray diffraction measurements in reflection geometry and allows performing both high- and low-temperature experiments and experiments with controlled temperature and humidity conditions. The entire temperature range accessible with this chamber is from – 180 ºC to 400 ºC. If cooling below -10 ºC is not required, compressed air cooling can be used instead of liquid nitrogen cooling. The relative humidity can be changed from 5 to 95 %rH at temperatures from 10 to 80 ºC. Optionally a beam knife can be placed above the sample for improved low-angle background. The video on the next slide shows a live demonstration of automatic combined control of temperature and relative humidity.