Sample Environment

Temperature and magnetic field are two fundamental parameters in physics. These parameters determine the properties of materials, such as magnetism, superconductivity, phase transitions and localized structures. In neutron scattering the equipment to set temperature and field is frequently called "sample environment".

We support and perform research and development connected with temperatures between room temperature and 20 mKelvin and/or with high magnetic fields. This includes sample environment for research with neutrons (see Sample Environment for SINQ) and muons. We develop special non-standard low temperature equipment. Advice about cryogenic subjects is given to colleagues at PSI, for application at the SINQ, SmuS, SLS and future SwissFEL projects.

Sample Environment Equipment for Neutron Scattering