3D-printed equipment to decouple (P)XRD sample preparation and measurement
F. Fuß, M. Rieckert, S. Steinhauer, M. Liesegang, G. Thiele – 2022
An alternative storage method to separate sample preparation from single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction measurements at home source diffractometers is described. For single crystals, a setup is presented which allows storage of preselected crystals under cryogenic and ambient temperatures. For powders, a disposable sample holder is introduced. The method is suitable for the storage of air- and moisture-sensitive samples. Equipment made of biodegradable polylactic acid is produced by 3D printing and can be adapted to individual needs. As 3D printers are widely available at research institutions nowadays, models of the presented equipment are provided for the reader to allow easy reproduction.