Note: An environmental cell for transient spectroscopy on solid samples in controlled atmospheres

Dwyer, Jason R.; Szyc, Łukasz; Nibbering, Erik T. J.; Elsaesser, Thomas
March 2013
Review of Scientific Instruments;Mar2013, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p036101
Academic Journal
A sample cell for performing time-resolved spectroscopy on solid samples within an atmosphere of controlled vapor composition was designed and constructed. Control over vapor composition was accomplished using a combination of passive sealing and chemical agents. Performance characteristics especially well-suited to studies using femtosecond mid-infrared spectroscopy were achieved by the use of ultrathin silicon nitride windows and a rapid and reproducible sample cell exchange mechanism.


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