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Launch of the Cryostream 800

We were delighted with the response to our launch of the Cryostream 800 recently at the International Union of Crystallography congress in Montreal.

Kate and Alex launch the new 800 Cryostream at IUCr Montreal

Kate and Alex launch the new 800 Cryostream at IUCr Montreal

Kate and Alex demonstrated the new touch-screen controller and pump to a large number of Cryostream users, who all seemed impressed with the new system. Further details and a brochure can be found on the Cryostream 800 page.

 

Made in England Award Winner

Oxford Cryosystems Wins Export Award category at Made in England Awards 2014

Oxford Cryosystems has been named as the winner of the Export Award category at the 2014 Made in England Awards. The awards, sponsored by Grant Thornton and held in association with South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), recognised those companies that are continually investing and innovating for the benefit of their customers, stakeholders and the wider UK economy. With well over 90% of its sales being exports throughout Europe, the US, South America and Asia, Oxford Cryosystems was a natural choice for the 2014 Export Award. The judges were impressed with the fact that the company has focused on sales support, working closely with overseas agents and offering training to local engineers abroad.

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Letter from Paul Raithby Regarding the Cryostream Cooler

In 1984, Mike Glazer and John Cosier developed the Cryostream Cooler while working at the Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford. This work does done as part of an academic research project into phase transformations at low temperature. Mike had a need to cool samples on a Guinier Simon camera in his lab. However, at the time commercially available cooling devices were bulky, unstable and difficult to use, and as a result few crystallographers bothered to attempt to collect data at low temperatures, where better data can be achieved. When the prototype Cryostream was tested it was immediately clear that this would revolutionise the field of low-temperature crystallography. It was not long before news about this revolutionary new design spread around the crystallographic community.

Below is a copy of the original letter from (now) Prof Paul Raithby Read more…

Phenix Front Loader demonstration

Oxford Cryosystems has developed a variation on its Phenix cryostat.

Most cryostats involve the sample sitting inside a vacuum chamber. This means the sample is prepared in advance and loaded into the cryostat which is then closed up and pumped out using a vacuum pump. The cryostat is then cooled down to the desired target sample temperature.

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