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Keywords:

  • low-temperature X-ray powder diffraction;
  • Debye–Scherrer geometry;
  • sample holders

A bespoke capillary sample holder is described that attaches to the cold head of a commercially manufactured (PheniX) closed-cycle helium cryostat originally intended for flat-plate geometry. The new holder allows high-resolution synchrotron powder diffraction data to be collected from samples in Debye–Scherrer geometry over the temperature range 11–295 K. To demonstrate that high-quality powder data can be obtained using this new sample holder, structural refinement (Rietveld) and thermal expansion results measured from reference samples (Si and Al) are presented.