SuperVariTemp cryostats


SuperVariTemp cryostat features

  • <2 K to 300 K
  • Can use either LHe or LN2
  • Sample-in-flowing-vapor, pour-fill reservoir
Lake Shore — environment by JANIS

The Lake Shore SuperVariTemp (SVT) system is the basis for a variety of variable temperature cryostats. Offering quick sample exchange, an operational range of 1.5 K to 300 K, and highly efficient operation, this versatile system is often incorporated into our CNDT Series Dewars or, for maximum flexibility, this concept is applicable to virtually any Dewar.

By controlling the temperature of the flowing helium vapor in which samples are immersed, both the sample and holder are simultaneously cooled to the same temperature, thereby eliminating the need for thermal anchoring and sample mount heating. The helium flow rate and heater current are balanced to provide flowing vapor/sample temperatures over the range of 1.5 K to 300  automatic temperature controllers together with application-specific thermometry provide accurate and precise temperature control.


SuperVariTemp part numberOpticalLHe reservoir capacityApplication-specific
SVT-2006 L 
SVT-200T 6 L 
SVT-3005 L 
SVT-300T 5 L 
SVT-400 6 L 

Cooling typeLHe or LN2
Minimum temperature<2 K
Maximum temperature325 K
Sample environmentFlowing vapor
Cooldown30 min (to 5 K)
Sample change time<10 min
Typical stability±50 mK (measured with temperature controller)