SSRL Style Magnetic Copper Pins

The SSRL style magnetic pins are based on designs by Hakon Hope, Michael Stowell, Peter Boyd,and SSRL staff. The pins are mounted on a strong magnetic base. This design is especially critical for horizontal sample rotation axis and where the sample mounting area is constrained as in the case of the MAR Research Imaging Plate camera. The pins are made from solid copper and have a cone shape for reduction of turbulence. The pin is shaped to fit on a standard magnetic mount and can be easily inserted into a standard cryo-vial for storage. The SSRL style tongs cover the full pin without the danger of clipping the loop or damaging the sample.

Schematic of SSRL Copper Pin

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