Micro-furnace

A compact and lightweight sample heater that makes it the best choice to maintain goniometer mechanical performances

Micro-furnace

A compact and lightweight sample heater that makes it the best choice to maintain goniometer mechanical performances

Micro-furnace - IRELEC

The Micro-Furnace is a compact and lightweight sample heater that makes it the best choice for maintaining goniometer mechanical performances. It can be used either for tomography, X-ray scattering experiments (reflection, transmission) or diffraction in fluorescence mode. Samples can be heated from room temperature up to 700°C in a static gas configuration or up to 800°C in vacuum.

The furnace can be operated under gas flow. The performances achieved then depend on the process parameters. Simple and flexible interfaces make the system easily adaptable to any existing beamline design. It can be operated in a wide energy range thanks to low and homogenous X-ray absorption by the furnace during the whole rotation of the sample.

IRELEC proposes this equipment with a license agreement with the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF).

Specifications

Sample max. dimensions

5 × 5 mm2 or Ø 3 mm

Ø 38 mm chamber with 180° access around the sample

Furnace weight

600 g

Maximum temperature

800°C under vacuum
700°C under static gas

Can be operated under gas flow

Typical power range

1 – 40 W

Temperature ramp

5 K/min maximum

Water cooling

1 L/min minimum

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Advantages

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Can be adapted to specific experiment (all support parts made of ceramic)
  • Flexible design of the chamber

References

ESRF 
EMPASwiss federal laboratory for material science and technology
Johnson Matthey