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A 4 K helium-flow, sample-in-vacuum cryostat system designed for high-resolution microscopy.

  • 3.4 K - 500 K temperature range

  • Quick cool-down time and low helium consumption

  • Lowest vibration of any helium-cooled optical cryostat

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  • 3.4 K - 500 K temperature range. May be extended down to 2.7 K when used with a rotary pump (not supplied as standard)
  • Cooling to 4.2 K in around 15 minutes
  • Low liquid helium consumption, <0.70 L/h when used with a low-loss transfer siphon
  • Compact and lightweight, 1.5 kg
  • Short working distance, just 2.2 mm
  • Ideal for Quantum Dot applications
  • Extremely low sample vibration, less than 20 nm in optimal conditions
  • Configured for reflectance and transmission measurements
  • Measurement-ready, via 10-pin electrical wiring to the sample
  • Supplied with a MercuryiTC temperature controller
  • 1 year standard warranty

Versatile: The MicrostatHiRes can be fitted with an interchangeable pillar for easy integration into a magnet bore.

Low cryogen consumption: Brings significant benefits in terms of running cost.

Simple: The experimental windows and sample holders can be easily changed.

Easy to use: A range of window materials are available. Please contact your local sales representative for more information.

Software control: Oxford Instruments electronics products are controllable through the software using RS232, USB (serial emulation), TCP/IP or GPIB interfaces. LabVIEW function libraries and virtual instruments are provided for Oxford Instruments electronics products to allow PC-based control and monitoring. These can be integrated into a complete LabVIEW data acquisition system.

  • Temperature range: 3.4 to 500 K measured at the heat exchanger, may be extended down to 2.7 K
  • Temperature stability: ± 0.1 K
  • System may also be run with liquid nitrogen, temperature range: 77 to 500 K
  • Liquid helium consumption at 4.2 K: < 0.7 l/hr
  • Cool down consumption: 0.8 litres (nominal)
  • Room Temperature to base temperature: approx. 15 minutes with pre-cooled transfer siphon
  • Typical sample position drift at constant temperature of 4.2 K: 0.15 µm per hour
  • Typical sample position drift on cooling from 300 to 4.2 K: 13.0 µm per hour
  • Vibration measured using a scanning electron microscope with all system components securely held: better than 20 nm
  • Cryostat weight: approx 1.5 kg

A typical system comprises of:

  • Cryostat
  • Transfer siphon
  • Gas flow
  • Temperature Controller
  • Accessories and Manuals
  • Software

Micro-FTIR: Study of molecular bonds in crystal lattices

Micro-Raman Scattering and inelastic light scattering: Study of molecular energy levels

Micro-luminescence: Studies of Quantum Dot structures in AS/GaHS

Micro-Photoluminescence / Micro-Photoluminescence: Study of semiconductors

Micro-luminescence: Quantum systems, dots/wires/wells




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