non-hydrogenous glues

Toby Perring tgp at
Thu Nov 14 11:31:00 CST 1996

I'm looking for a non-hydrogenous glue (or if not possible, a low hydrogen
content glue) for use in cryogenic equipment. In particular, I want to
  (1) attach thin aluminium foil windows to cryostat or closed cycle
refrigerator cryogenic tails, to give a vacuum-tight seal (the idea is to
have very thin windows for the passage of the direct beam of a neutron
  (2) mount single crystal samples onto goniometers for use in neutron

In both cases the requirement is for a glue that can withstand thermal
cycling, particularly for case (1).

Can anyone provide me with any information, ideally a product name and
company address/telephone/fax/e-mail, or any experience of such a product.


Toby Perring
Dr. Toby Perring
ISIS Facility
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Chilton, nr. Didcot
Oxon OX11 0QX

tel. +44 (0)1235 445428  (direct dial)
     +44 (0)1235 445610  (secretary)
fax. +44 (0)1235 445720

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