Certain apparatus is available at the beamline for in-situ measurements under a wide range of conditions. When more specialised environments are supplied by the user they can usually be adapted for mounting on the beamline (consult your local contact or the beamline staff).

There is also some shared pool equipment available which can be booked for your experiment, though this must be arranged well in advance with your local contact to ensure its availablity. Consult the list of equipment available in the sample environment pool.

Samples are usually mounted using motorised translations and rotations to allow remote positioning of the sample, which is a necessity for many of the techniques offered by the beamline, therefore it is imperative that any sample environment you wish to bring can accommodate these manipulations. This again should be discussed with your local contact, or with a member of staff prior to submitting your proposal.

There are a number of sample environments which belong to the beamline, some of these are listed below. Before submitting a proposal, please check with a member of staff that the equipment you wish to use is operational and available. If equipment is unavailable (due to the intense nature of operation at the beamline, some equipment might be undergoing repair or servicing) then another solution can usually be suggested.

Cooling: 90 K- 350 K

The cryostream provides a cold nitrogen gas flow for capillary or single crystal samples. This is ideal for crystallography experiments as no extra background is induced. 


A helium cryogenic gas cooler is also available (~15 K) from the sample environment pool. This must be booked well in advance of your experiment (consult your local contact).

In situ loading

ADMET 5kN stress rig

A miniature stress rig from ADMET is available for use in both EH1 and EH3 experimental hutches. The device is controlled via the ADMET MTESTQuattro software package and data are logged into image