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A 77 K nitrogen bath, sample-in-vacuum cryostat.

  • 77 K - 500 K temperature range

  • Large sample space

  • Long cryogen hold time

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  • 77 K- 500 K temperature range
  • Cooling to 77 K in about 20 minutes
  • Long cryogen hold time, around 15 hours, providing a full working day's operation
  • Large sample space for studying samples with a wide range of size and geometry
  • Minimal number of windows in the optical path, reducing reflective losses
  • Superb optical access (f/1) for measurements requiring light collection
  • Large illumination area, 35 mm diameter window aperture
  • Configured for reflectance and transmission measurements
  • Compact size allowing easy integration into commercial spectrometers
  • Measurement-ready, via 10-pin electrical wiring to the sample
  • Supplied with a MercuryiTC temperature controller
  • 1 year standard warranty

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

Quick experiments: A range of sample holders and probes, including liquid cuvettes sample holders and height adjust/rotate probes, are available

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

Versatile: 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: 77.2 to 500 K

Temperature stability: ± 0.1 K

Liquid nitrogen hold time: 15 hrs at 77 K (nominal)

Room temperature to base temperature: approx. 20 min

Weight: 5 kg

A typical system comprises of:

  • Cryostat
  • Temperature Controller
  • Accessories and Manuals
  • Software

UV / Visible spectroscopy: Experiments at low temperatures reveal the interaction between the electronic energy levels and vibrational modes in solids.

Infrared spectroscopy: Low temperature IR spectroscopy is used to measure changes in interatomic vibrational modes as well as other phenomena such as the energy gap in a superconductor below its transition temperature.

Raman spectroscopy: Lower temperatures result in narrower lines associated with the observed Raman excitations.

Photoluminescence: At low temperatures, spectral features are sharper and more intense, thereby increasing the amount of information available.

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