We thank the sponsors of the 10th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities (SE 2018).

For support, sponsoring and booth reservation (2.9.-5.9.2018) at the workshop hotel please contact: Klaus Kiefer, HZB (klaus.kiefer@helmholtz-berlin.de).

Please note: No Gold Sponsorships available anymore.



Gold Sponsor

Oxford Instruments’ unique expertise and experience in the design, manufacture and support of beamline superconducting magnet and cryogenic systems enables us to provide sample environments for applications encompassing neutron scattering, muon spectroscopy, X-ray scattering and XMCD, as selected by world-leading facilities. High fields and low/ultra-low temperatures are provided in systems with helium-recondensing, Cryofree®, or conventional helium-cooled cryostats, including UHV cryostats for synchrotrons. We offer Active Shielding on high field, wide angle systems to reduce magnetic footprint, and asymmetric or dual symmetric/asymmetric mode for polarised neutron experiments. Fast ramping split-pair and orthogonal coil systems, including vector mode, are available for XMCD.


Janis Research Company has supplied dozens of cryogenic systems to both neutron and synchrotron user facilities around the world.  Both environments have unique requirements and Janis is happy to tailor our designs to meet local dimensional standards, or to meet the requirements of a specific experiment.  System designs include both wet and dry cryostats with base temperatures of 300 mK, 1.5 K or 4 K, and maximum temperatures of up to 800 K.  UHV-compatible sub-K ARPES, continuous flow helium cryostats and cryogen free cryostats are available.  See Rachael Floyd from Janis at the workshop to discuss your cryogenic requirements.


Founded in 1970, Cryophysics GmbH developed to a leading independent sales organization for scientific instrumentation and systems for material research, especially in the fields of low temperature physics and the magnetic and electric characterization of materials.

Our customers benefit from our long term cooperation with technologically worldwide leading American, Japanese and British suppliers. Since the early 70s, Cryophysics is representing Lake Shore Cryotronics, USA and over tenth of years we amongst others work closely together with our suppliers Janis Research, USA and Sumitomo, Japan.

Today the Cryophysics sales territory covers Germany, Austria and – depending on the individual product line – Sweden, Finland and Luxembourg.


The SHI Cryogenics Group has driven the implementation of cryogenic technology for over 50 years. SHI designs and manufactures a range of products for neutron scattering and other cryogenic applications, including 4K, 10K, single stage and pulse tube cryocoolers. In addition, the SHI Cryogenics Group serves customers with facilities around the world and delivers innovative solutions to the research, optical coating, semiconductor and medical industries. With SHI Cryogenics Group, customers always benefit from performance reliability, leading edge technology and a global service and sales network.


ICEoxford is an innovative company dedicated to providing the highest quality bespoke products to the worldwide low-temperature science research community. With over 150 years of combined cryogenic experience, ICEoxford is superbly positioned to supply systems that are individually tailored to suit the needs of specific applications. ICEoxford specialise not only in wet and dry systems, but also in magnetic fields combined with optical and electrical access. We offer an unrivalled level of customer support with highly trained personnel and a large range of custom spares. We also undertake the servicing, refurbishment and upgrade of equipment, including that of other manufactures.



Silver Sponsors

attocube is the technology leader for nano-precise piezo positioning stages and ultra-compact fiber-based laser displacement sensor, compatible with extreme environmental conditions such as ultra-high vacuum, magnetic field, radiation exposure, as well as cryogenic to elevated operating temperatures. The portfolio includes linear, goniometric, rotational piezo stages, hexapods, and customized precision positioning solutions, as well as a modular interferometer with a broad range of sensor heads, all working with nanometer accuracy. Customized engineering solutions are developed for cutting-edge applications, always optimized for the specific customer requirements. For example, the ongoing development of stiff goniometers used in dilution fridges for neutron triple-axis spectrometry.


CryoVac is a long established company based in Germany and the leading supplier for customized cryogenic solutions.

We offer a broad range of cryogenic equipment, open/closed cycle (refrigerator) systems, with sizes ranging from table top to room size cryostat. We offer systems from the mK-range up to 800K. We have provide solutions for nearly all experimental requirements at low temperature.

We offer a broad-range of accessories, e.g. temperature-controller, transfer-line, etc..

Design and engineering of our systems is done in close cooperation with our customers, starting from the first idea and initial design, to ensure the best solution for your experiment or application. You can either choose from a broad-range of starting-designs, customizable to the very last detail or challenge us with your unique problem.


Taiyo Koko Co., Ltd. manufactures various vanadium products. There is a vanadium sample holder in it. The vanadium sample holder is used for neutron scattering experiments. In the vanadium sample holder with a thickness of 0.1mm, the Bragg peak derived from vanadium is very small. In addition, we developed a sample holder of same thickness made by ‘Null-alloy’.

We provide our customers with superior sample holders for neutron scattering experiments.


Based in Wellington, New Zealand, HTS-110 has been an innovator in design and manufacture of a range of superconducting magnets utilizing High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) wire since 2004. Taking full advantage of the properties of HTS wire, HTS-110 supplies custom cryogen-free magnets to the world’s leading neutron and synchrotron facilities. These magnets feature compactness, low fringe field, fast ramping rate and low maintenance and operating costs; they are very robust and easy to operate. These advantages make HTS magnets especially suited to neutron and synchrotron x-ray scattering experiments where user space may be restricted and complex geometries are required; or where the magnetic field needs to be changed regularly, or rotated relative to the beam.


AS Special Devices is a company dedicated to the manufacturing of scientific instrumentation, particularly in the field of the sample environment.

We stand out for making, also, those bespoke devices that need a very special expertise.

  • Cryostats
  • Ovens
  • UHV Chambers
  • Manifolds
  • Special devices

In partnership with specialized professionals, we carry out your project from specifications or draws to deliver you a turnkey device.

We kindly invite you to visit our website to take a look at some examples of our work.


AS Scientific Products Ltd. is one of the world's major suppliers of high specification, especially in low temperature engineering equipment. We offer complete support, from concept design through to final construction and commissioning. You will have unlimited access to the substantial experience and resources of our Cryogenic, Vacuum Pipeline Systems (SIVL), Industrial Cryogenics and Precision Machined.

We have four cryostats in the range using LN2/LHe or a cold head, 50mm to 100mm diameter for sample access. These cryostats offer a range of sample sizes, hold times and physical dimensions which will cover most of your applications. The cryostat design has been developed and refined by the I.L.L. over many years.

Learn more: http://www.asscientific.com


Entropy GmbH is a cryostat manufacture based in Munich, Germany, incorporated in 2010.

Entropy designs and manufactures several types of closed-cycle cryostats for the Kelvin and Millikelvin temperature range.

Over the last years Entropy spent a lot of effort in the development of a cryostat product family which provides efficient and reliable cooling solutions for several applications. The product range includes many different types of cryostats such as pulse-tube cooler based cryostats for temperatures < 3K, Joule-Thomson cryostats for temperatures < 1K, adiabatic demagnetization refrigerators (ADR), sorption coolers and dilution refrigerators. All systems come with a full set of electronics and software to satisfy the requirements of our customers in research and industry all over the world.


Development of Instrumentation for Pioneering Research

Leading Expert in Precision Engineering

  • Applications with high stability demands
  • High dynamic positioning
  •  Positioning in vacuum, cryogenic and magnetic environments

With more than 25 years of experience in contract-based development of complex instruments for renowned research institutes and our own product-line of nanometric positioners for applications in vacuum and cryogenic environments, we have the expertise and eagerness to solve your precision engineering challenges in order to enable your experiments.


Founded in 1922 in Graz (Austria) by Anton Paar, the company is the world leader in the fields of rheometry and viscometry and looks back on more than 60 years of experience in the development of small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) devices and non-ambient X-ray diffraction (XRD) sample stages.

The powerful Anton Paar non-ambient XRD stages for high-/low to medium temperatures, high pressure, humidity and stress/strain for in-situ XRD combine longstanding experience with robust design, best performance and precisely controlled environment for best results. Whether for in-situ investigations of phase transitions, solid state/gas reactions or structure determination, XRD solutions from Anton Paar provide the highest level of flexibility in virtually all fields of material research.


Specializing in custom cryogenic systems that operate in the <3 to 1000K temperature range, ColdEdge provides unique solutions for OEM tools and research labs across the globe. 

With configurable product applications in a wide range of scientific fields, ColdEdge firmly believes no puzzle is unsolvable. As fellow mad scientists, we’d love to hear about your experiment. Stop by the booth to talk to an engineer!

Systems: GM & Pulse Tube, Open Flow (LHe or LN2)

Interfaces: Stinger™ Cooling System, Ultra Low Vibration (ULV),  Ultra High Vacuum (UHV)...


Bronze Sponsors

Hiden Isochema are world leaders in the design and manufacture of high accuracy sorption instruments. We offer a range of fully automated gravimetric and manometric sorption analyzers, for determining the equilibria and kinetics of gas and vapor sorption by materials, as well as dedicated climate control systems and breakthrough analyzers. We also provide bespoke design and manufacturing services, and have supplied in-situ gas delivery and measurement systems to a number of international neutron scattering facilities, including the ILL (France), ACNS (Australia) and NCNR (USA). Each instrument allows the controlled introduction of gases to gas delivery sticks at a range of pressures up to 200 bar.


For more than 125 years, Pfeiffer Vacuum has served as a guarantee for advanced vacuum technology, high quality comprehensive vacuum solutions, and first-class service.  As the inventor of the turbopump we pioneered innovation and progress in the vacuum industry. Thanks to close collaboration with our customers and our continuous focus on their needs, we constantly optimize and expand our product line. Therefore, even in the future we will always be able to provide our customers with the best solutions for their individual applications. Our service program extends from vacuum pumps through measurement and analysis equipment right up to complete vacuum systems.

Pfeiffer Vacuum has over 2,400 employees worldwide and more than 20 subsidiaries. The corporation is listed on the German TecDAX stock index.