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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Oxford Cryosystems technology included in the MeerKAT telescope

OC’s Richard Glazer and Alex Renshaw were amongst a¬†delegation of southern african officials and ministers at the official launch yesterday [27 March 2014] of the first MeerKAT antenna, near the small town of Carnarvon in the Northern Cape, South Africa. ¬†The MeerKAT radio telescope is a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), Read more…

Oxford Cryosystems welcomes the Prime Minister!

We are very excited to announce that this afternoon, we had a visit from David Cameron, the British Prime Minister. 


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Richard Glazer, Alex Renshaw and John Cosier with the PM.

Oxford Cryosystems invited Mr Cameron to visit our premises after his recent trade mission to China, where coincidentally, Sales & Marketing Director, Kate McHardy, happened to be at the same time, Read more…

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