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New DOMO Sample Dewar Lid

We've installed a sweet new blue anodized aluminum air dam on the pneumatic lid for the DOMO sample dewar (with color coordinated electric blue CPU fans). The air dam helps to draw off frozen ice crystals from the air above the liquid nitrogen when the dewar lid is open. This will hopefully prevent the ice from falling into the LN2 and contaminating it. If it doesn't work at least it looks cool. 211207_dewar.jpg

DOMO's Maiden Voyage


Scott Williams, a postdoc in the Tainer group at The Scripps Research Institute, was the first crystallographer to use DOMO. Here he is kicking back and enjoying some of the fine espresso available at the beamline while DOMO mounts his samples from the custom LN2 sample dewar in the hutch.

Scott screened through ~40 samples during his 16 hour shift, and collected several useful datasets.

After determining that operating the LN2 sample dewar without a lid was going to be problematic with regards to ice accumulation in the liquid nitrogen I decided to design and install a pneumatically operated guillotine lid. Here is a nice aerial shot of the closed lid.

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