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Title Cryogen-free cryostat for neutron scattering sample environment
Abstract Today all advanced neutron facilities maintain a fleet of Orange cryostats, or similar systems, to provide low temperature sample environment in neutron scattering experiments. However recent liquid helium cost increases, caused by global helium supply problems, have raised significant concern about the affordability of such cryostats. The ISIS facility is carrying out a development programme intended to substitute conventional cryostats with cryogen free systems preferably based on pulse tube refrigerators. The main aim of the development is to create a cryogen-free system as a potential replacement for the conventional Orange cryostat. This paper describes the design and test results of a cryogen-free cryostat, based on a pulse tube refrigerator, with 50 mm diameter top-loading sample facilities for neutron scattering experiments. The sample temperature range is 1.45 - 300 K in the continuous flow regime. The cryostat may also be used with ultra-low temperature dilution refrigerator inserts.
Organisation ISIS , ISIS , STFC
Keywords Engineering , Pulse tube , Cryostats , ISIS 2011
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Journal Article Cryogenics 51, no. 3 (2011): 146-149. doi:10.1016/j.cryogenics.2011.01.003 2011