A simple tool for handling and loading capillary tubes

John M. Neil, Alexandra Navrotsky

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Drilling a hole in the blade of a vibrating spatula makes a simple tool for both handling and filling capillary tubes. It is especially useful for filling capillaries with air-sensitive samples in a glove box.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259
Number of pages1
JournalPowder Diffraction
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Glove box tool
  • Loading capillaries
  • Sample preparation
  • Vibrating spatula
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • General Materials Science
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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