129610A LHe/LN2 Cryostat System

Solartron Analytical, specialists in the design of precision impedance test equipment, has joined forces with cryogenic experts Janis Research Company Inc., to produce an advanced cryogenic materials characterization test system

The flexible solution for materials characterization...
The Janis Research Company customized model STVP cryostat is a versatile research tool, designed to operate between 5 K and 600 K. The sample itself is located in an inert, dry, static exchange gas, (e.g. helium), which ensures that the sample is not affected by exposure to cryogen vapor.

Liquid nitrogen (LN2) or liquid helium (LHe) can be used as the cryogen depending on the required operating temperature range. This allows standard tests to be performed using relatively low cost LN2 as the cryogen. Higher cost LHe can be substituted for the duration of tests where very low temperature is required, providing an economical solution to your test requirements.

Applications include:
  • Development of advanced polymer materials
  • Pharmaceutical applications including drug delivery and freeze drying
  • Semiconductor materials
  • Composite materials and coatings
  • Display materials
  • Aerospace materials
High performance..
The 129610A is a high performance temperature control system that provides comprehensive test facilities:
  • Operates from 5 K to 600 K using LHe and from 78 K to 600 K using LN2.
  • The sample is located in a static thermal exchange gas (e.g. dry helium). This provides repeatable tests on materials that otherwise could be affected by contact with cryogen vapor in flowing vapor type systems.
  • Solid and liquid sample holders are included for testing a wide range of materials including solids, gels, oils, powders, pastes....
  • Sample holders use guard ring techniques to reject "fringing" effects at the edge of the sample.
  • High and low impedance materials samples can be accurately tested using two / four terminal sample connections.
  • Fast and accurate temperature settling using a dual channel temperature controller (separately controls the main and sample heaters).
  • The system operates with continuous flow of cryogen via a transfer line from the dewar.
The unique flexibility of being able to switch between LN2 and LHe ensures that this high performance cryostat system will fit your requirements, now and in the future.

Solartron Analytical materials test systems...
The 129610A cryostat may be used together with any Solartron materials test system to run I-V, Pulse, C-V, Impedance, Mott-Schottky and a wide range of other materials test techniques, fully integrated with temperature control.
  • PC software provides fully integrated electrical measurements with temperature control.
  • High and low impedance materials can be analyzed depending on the choice of instrumentation.
  • Sample vs. reference and normalization techniques are provided for improved measurement accuracy.
  • Wide frequency range.
  • Wide impedance range.
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    Cryostat (Special Model) Janis STVP-200 special model with static gas sample chamber
    Cryostat construction Tubular cryostat with vacuum stroud and radiation shield
    Sample Space Static gas (e.g. helium)
    Temperature range 5 K to 600 K - LHe
    78 K to 600 K - LN2
    Temperature stability ±0.05 K
    Temperature probes Type E thermocouple - Exchange gas heater
    Cryogen transfer line LHe / LN2 transfer line (included)
    Dimensions 31" (786 mm) height, 5.75" (146 mm) diameter
    Approximate Weight 25 lb (11.3 kg)
    Optional Dewars - A dewar (LN2 or LHe) is needed to operate this system
    - Compatibility with LN2 dewars that are not supplied as part of the system cannot be guaranteed.
    Option A1 LN2 dewar (10 L) LN-10
      Dimensions 23" (584 mm) height, 11.25" (286 mm) diameter
      Empty Weight 12.5 lb (5.7 kg)
    Option A2 LN2 dewar (20 L) LN-20
      Dimensions 24.6" (625 mm) height, 15" (381 mm) diameter
      Empty Weight 23 lb (10.4 kg)
    Option A3 LN2 dewar (50 L) LN-50
      Dimensions 30.5" (775 mm) height, 18.5" (470 mm) diameter
      Empty Weight 38 lb (17.2 kg)
    Option B1 (on application) LHe dewars are usually provided by cryogen supplier with standard 0.5" transfer line fitting
    Option C Turbo pump (42L/s) TP-75
    - or equivalent is needed for system operation.
    Temperature Controller (included)
    Controller Lake Shore 332S-T2
    Dual Loop (sample and heater)
    Dimensions 8.5" (216 mm) W x 3.5" (89 mm) H x 14.5" (368 mm) D
    Weight 10.5 lb (4.8 kg)
    Power V AC 100, 120, 220, 240 (+6%, -10%), 50 or 60 Hz 150 VA
    Interface PC requires NI IEEE-488 interface - not included in system price
    Solid Sample Holder (included)
    Electrodes Inconel electrodes (2x)
    Maximum sample size 0.315" (8 mm) height, 1.18" (30 mm) diameter
    Temperature range 5 K to 600 K
    Lower electrode Sliding stage with screw adjustment.  Spring-loaded to allow sample expansion / contraction
    Connections 4 BNC terminals 2 or 4 terminal measurements
    Internal connections High temperature coaxial cables
    Sample measurement Uses guard ring techniques to reduce errors due to "fringing"
    Sample heater Located close to sample with isothermal shield
    Temperature sensor Type E thermocouple
    Liquid Sample Holder (included)
    Position Locates between the electrodes in the solid sample holder
    Holder materials Inconel electrodes (2x), PEEK body
    Temperature range 5 K to 500 K
    Liquid volume 0.65 mL
    Dimensions 0.315" (8 mm) high, 1.18" (30 mm) diameter
    System Compatibility The model 129610A Cryostat is fully compatible with all Solartron Analytical materials test systems.