Abstract

An open flow helium cryostat system for cooling a sample crystal to be examined using X-ray diffraction, neutron diffraction, or a similar method. The cryostat system including a primary helium supply to provide a first stream of liquid helium onto the sample crystal and a secondary helium supply to provide a second stream of gaseous helium around at least a portion of the primary helium supply at a temperature warmer than the first stream of liquid helium to prevent the formation of ice on the sample crystal.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

62/51.1

Secondary Class

62/293; 62/320

Application Number

09/060475

Filing Date

April 1998

Patent Number

US6003321

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Publication Date

12-21-1999

Patent Country

US

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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