Sample holders & handling

In addition to the standard stages delivered with each system,
we offer a range of specialized sample holders for our SAXS/WAXS instruments.

Low noise flow cell

For liquid samples, especially useful for dilute or low scattering samples.

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Description Vacuum compatible low scattering flow cell with feedthroughs to inject the liquid sample. Compatible with multipurpose temperature stage.
Instrument Nano-inXider, Xeuss
Note: Above photograph shows the Xeuss version of the sample holder.

Capillary flow cell

For liquid samples.

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Description Vacuum compatible glass capillary flow cell with feedthroughs to inject the liquid sample.
Instrument Nano-inXider, Xeuss
Note: Above photograph shows the Xeuss version of the sample holder.

Autosampler for liquids

For automatic and high precision liquid sample injection in the flow cells (using tubing connections).

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Description Temperature controlled (4 to 40°C) sample changer with capacity of 2 x 48 or 2 x 96 vials. Can be used with the low noise flow cell and the capillary flow cell.
Instrument Nano-inXider, Xeuss

BioCube

Measurement cell for low sample volume solution scattering with machine vision assisted sample positioning.

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Description Optional UV-Vis. Compatible with SEC-SAXS and BioXolver pipetting robot. Temperature controlled.
Instrument BioXolver, Xeuss
Note: Above photograph shows the BioCube in use in the BioXolver instrument.

BioXolver pipetting robot

Robot for use with BioCube.

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Description 2x 96 (or 384) well trays with optional temperature control. Tubeless sample handling. No cross-contamination with disposable pipette tips. Full software integration.
Instrument BioXolver, Xeuss
Note: Above photograph shows the BioXolver pipetting robot in use in the BioXolver instrument.

Gel and powder capsule holder

For powders and gels, also suitable for liquids.

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Description Rack of 8 cells mounted on magnets for easy positioning.
Instrument Xeuss, Nano-inXider
Note: Above photograph shows the Nano-inXider version of the sample holder.

GISAXS sample holder

For studying nanostructured surfaces and thin films.

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Description Sample stage designed to measure in grazing incidence geometry, offering multiple degrees of freedom for optimal sample alignment. Compatible with high temperature stage.
Instrument Nano-inXider, Xeuss
Note: Above photograph shows the Xeuss version of the standard sample holder.

Any other need?

More sample holders are available.
Do not hesitate to contact us, we are thrilled to discuss with you any specific need you may have.

Sample environments

Xenocs provides a wide choice of sample environments to study samples under non-ambient conditions.
These are available only as accessories to our SAXS/WAXS instruments.

Temperature

Multipurpose temperature stage

For temperature control of interchangeable multi-sample holders.

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Description Peltier type temperature stage with water cooling to control the temperature of several samples simultaneously.
Range -30 °C to 150 °C, limited to 4 °C to 50 °C for liquid samples.
Vacuum compatible Yes
Compatible samples Delivered with multi-sample holders for solids (16 positions), capillaries (9 positions), powders (16 positions). Compatible with low noise flow cell thermalization.
Instrument Nano-inXider, Xeuss

High temperature sample stage

For temperature dependent studies.

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Description Temperature stage based on Linkam HFSX350. Liquid nitrogen required for cooling below ambient.
Range Operating temperature range: -150 °C to 350 °C
Vacuum compatible Yes
Compatible samples Solids, powders, gels,  liquids in capillaries. Compatible with GISAXS stages.
Instrument Nano-inXider, Xeuss

Extended high temperature stage

For temperature dependent studies on solids up to 1000°C.

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Description High temperature stage based on Linkam TS1000.
Range Operating temperature range: ambient to 1000 °C.
Vacuum compatible Yes
Compatible samples Solids
Instrument Nano-inXider, Xeuss

Multi refillable capillary holder with temperature control

For sample measurements where precise background subtraction is required.

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Description Temperature controlled stage allowing to mount up to 6 refillable capillaries. Since the capillaries are refillable, background measurement can be performed using the same capillary as for the sample measurement.
Range Operating temperature range: -10°C to 80°C, limited from 5°C to 70°C for aqueous samples.
Vacuum compatible Yes
Compatible samples Liquids, gels, powders
Instrument Nano-inXider, Xeuss

Tensile, Shear, Humidity

Tensile stage

For tensile stress and temperature dependent studies.

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Description Tensile stage based on Linkam TST250V.
Range Temperature: -150 °C to +250 °C.

Force: 0 – 200 N with 0.01 N resolution or 0 – 20 N with 0.001 N resolution.

Vacuum compatible Yes
Compatible samples Foils
Instrument Nano-inXider, Xeuss

Shear stage

For structural studies of complex fluids under controlled shear.

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Description Linkam shear cell CSS450 integrated into the Xeuss platform. Provided with X-ray transparent windows for in-situ measurements of complex liquids under controlled shear (steady or oscillatory) and temperature (ambient to 180 °C).
Range Temperature range ambient to 180°C (optionally -50 to 180°C on Cryo CSS450 delivered with liquid nitrogen).
Vacuum compatible No
Compatible samples Polymers, suspensions (colloids, emulsions, pastes)
Instrument Xeuss

Humidity stage

For SAXS measurements of samples under controlled temperature/humidity conditions.

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Description Integrated relative humidity stage system based on the Linkam RH95 humidity controller and a Linkam high temperature stage or a Linkam  tensile stage.
Range
Provides relative humidity control (in air only) in the range between 10 % and 90 % for temperatures from ambient to 60 °C.
Vacuum compatible No
Compatible samples Solids
Instrument Xeuss

SAXS WAXS Sample Stages

SAXS WAXS Sample Stages – Vast Range Of Samples, Stages On Xenocs Equipments

SAXS WAXS Sample Stages – Vast Range Of Samples, Stages On Xenocs Equipments – Measure Liquids, Gels, Powders, Solids With In-Situ Changing Conditions