Cryogenic Probe Stations

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Model PS-100 fully configured entry-level probe station
Upgrade your probe station to a cryogen-free model
ModelMagnet fieldMax probe armsStandard temperature rangeOptional high temperatureOptional low temperatureMax sample sizeVacuumSample stage rotationOptional THz probe arm
Cryogen-free cryogenic probe stations
CRX-EM-HF0.6 T horizontal field electromagnet48 K to 400 K25 mm (1 in) diameter10‑5 Torr±360° (optional)
CRX-VF2.5 T vertical field superconducting magnet610 K to 500 K, <10 K to 400 K with load-lock51 mm (2 in) diameter10‑5 Torr standard, 10‑7 Torr optionalcheck 
CRX-4K64.5 K to 350 K20 K to 675 K51 mm (2 in) diameter10‑5 Torrcheck
CRX-6.5K6<10 K to 350 K20 K to 675 K51 mm (2 in) diameter10‑5 Torr
Cryogenic probe stations
FWPX64.5 K to 475 K3.5 K102 mm (4 in) diameter10‑5 Torr±5°
EMPX-H20.6 T horizontal field electromagnet44.5 K to 400 K; 8 K to 400 K with 360° rotation option3.2 K25 mm (1 in) diameter10‑5 Torr±360° (optional)
CPX-HF1 T horizontal field superconducting magnet44.2 K to 400 K2 K25 mm (1 in) diameter10‑5 Torr standard, 10‑7 Torr optional±5°
CPX-VF2.5 T vertical field superconducting magnet64.2 K to 400 K, <10 K to 400 K with load-lock2 K51 mm (2 in) diameter10‑5 Torr standard, 10‑7 Torr optional±5°check
CPX64.2 K to 475 K, <10 K to 400 K with load-lock20 K to 675 K cannot be used with load-lock sample assemblyLow temp: 1.9 K very low temp: 1.6 K51 mm (2 in) diameter; 12.7 mm (0.5 in) with load-lock10‑5 Torr standard, 10‑7 Torr optional±5°check
TTPX64.2 K to 475 K20 K to 675 K3.2 K51 mm (2 in) diameter10‑5 Torr
PS-1004*4.2 K to 475 K20 K to 675 K3.2 K32 mm (1.25 in) diameter*10‑5 Torr

*As currently configured. The PS-100 can be field upgraded to six probe arms and support larger sample sizes by selecting optional equipment from the TTPX probe station family.

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Features of the Model PS-100 tabletop probe station

  • Fully specified, preconfigured entry-level system
  • Compact table-top design with four-arm triaxial configuration
  • Affordable, simple to order, rapidly shipped
  • Just add cryogen and vacuum pump
  • Can be field upgraded for other TTPX capabilities

Features of the Model TTPX Tabletop Probe Station

  • Entry-level system
  • Compact table-top design
  • Affordable
  • Rapid cooldown and warmup
  • Backside optical access

Features of the Model CPX High Performance Probe Station

  • Lake Shore’s most versatile probe station
  • Numerous options and configurations available
  • Multiple radiation shields for best low temperature performance
  • Minimize sample condensation during cool-down
  • Customizable for sample transfer with no exposure to atmosphere
  • Customizable to accommodate a 4 in wafer
  • THz probe arm option for precise on-wafer contact probing of millimeter wave devices at THz frequencies (75 GHz and up)

Features of the Model CPX-HF Superconducting Magnet-based Horizontal Field Probe Station

  • Standard probing plus in-plane horizontal field superconducting magnetic measurements
  • Multiple radiation shields for best low temperature performance
  • Minimize sample condensation during cool-down
  • True 90° probing

Features of the Model CPX-VF Superconducting Magnet-based Vertical Field Probe Station

  • Standard probing plus out-of-plane vertical field superconducting magnetic measurements
  • Multiple radiation shields for best low temperature performance
  • Minimize sample condensation during cool-down
  • True 90° probing
  • Customizable for Hall measurements
  • Customizable up to 3 T with specialized probes
  • THz probe arm option for precise on-wafer contact probing of millimeter wave devices at THz frequencies (75 GHz and up)

Features of the Model EMPX-H2 Electromagnet-based Horizontal Field Probe Station

  • Standard probing plus in-plane horizontal field electromagnetic measurements
  • Generate full field without cryogen or cooldown
  • Probes configured at 30° angles to accommodate electromagnet

Features of the Model FWPX Large-size wafer probe station

  • Largest wafer sample size: 4 in
  • Sample translation for rapid probing
  • Customizable to accept 6 in wafers

Features of the Model CRX-4K High Performance Closed Cycle Refrigerator-based Probe Station

  • Cryogen-free operation
  • Allows unsupervised cool down
  • Low temperature operation
  • Minimize sample condensation during cooldown
  • Customizable to accommodate a 102 mm (4 in) wafer
  • THz probe arm option for precise on-wafer contact probing of millimeter wave devices at THz frequencies (75 GHz and up)

Features of the Model CRX-6.5K Affordable Cryogen-free Probe Station

  • Cryogen-free operation
  • Push-button operation and allows unsupervised cooldown
  • Affordability

Features of the Model CRX-EM-HF Cryogen-free Horizontal Field Electromagnet Probe Station

  • Cryogen-free operation
  • Allows unsupervised cool down
  • Standard probing plus in-plane horizontal field electromagnetic measurements
  • Generate full field without cooldown
  • Probes configured at 30° angles to accommodate electromagnet
  • Optional 360° rotation

Features of the Model CRX-VF Cryogen-free Vertical Field Superconducting Magnet Probe Station

  • Cryogen-free operation
  • Allows unsupervised cooldown
  • Standard probing plus out-of-plane vertical field superconducting magnetic measurements
  • True 90° probing
  • Customizable up to 3 T with specialized probes
  • Customizable to make Hall measurements
  • THz probe arm option for precise on-wafer contact probing of millimeter wave devices at THz frequencies (75 GHz and up)

Lake Shore and Cascade Microtech are collaborating to deliver a complete range of measurement solutions all along the spectrum from cryogenic/magnetic materials science to automated probing of production-ready devices.

Take advantage of our combined best-of-breed probe system technology and application know-how.

Probe station features by model

Lake Shore’s probe station family features many configuration options to cover the requirements of a broad range of applications. Use the table below to identify any specific features needed and the probe station models that best meet these needs.

Lake Shore probe station configurations


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