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A simple design for a heatable, coolable, rotable sample manipulator, suitable for ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) applications, is described. Highlights of the design include using a combination power/thermocouple feedthrough for heating, cooling, and temperature measurement; and the use of primarily "off-the-shelf" components available from most UHV components vendors. The described manipulator is capable of sample cooling to ~100 K, sample heating to above 900 K, while maintaining 360o of rotary motion, ~1 in. of x and y motion, and 2 in. of z motion. The apparatus can be assembled for approximately $5500 (all new parts) and uses about 3 l of liquid N2 per day. © 1995 American Institute of Physics.

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Date Posted: 01 December 2017

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