Diffraction pattern

Cooled Crystals

The latest generations of synchrotrons place high demands on diffraction optics. The severe heat loads imposed mean that the crystals must be cooled to minimise scattering.

Cooling can involve boring holes through the crystal for water cooling or cutting cooling fins. We have the precise tools available to machine the crystal to your specification. An example is shown here.

cooled crystal

First crystal with cooling fins
for a cryo-cooled monochromator