With an extensive range of field-proven applications and a worldwide installation base, Lake Shore SuperTran represents the state-of-the-art in continuous flow cryostat design. Using liquid helium (LHe) or liquid nitrogen (LN2), most of
the systems provide fast (15 min or less to 4.2 K with LHe) cooldown, a <2 K to 325 K total operating range, and precise temperature control capability in an economical and easy-to-use package.
All systems consist of a cold finger, radiation shield, sample holder, lightweight aluminum vacuum shroud, electrical feedthrough ports, and a high-efficiency flexible 6 ft cryogen transfer line. SuperTran cryostats can be operated in any orientation with only minor variations in efficiencies. Sample
temperatures are varied by means of a heater attached to the cold finger. The sample mount and all standard Lake Shore sample holders have provisions for thermometry which, in conjunction with an optional
allow precise control over sample temperature.
Standard systems produce sample temperatures of 77 K to 325 K (LN2) and 4.2 K to 325 K (LHe). Continuous operation at temperatures below 4.2 K is readily achieved by reducing the pressure at the venting port of the
system. For most of the systems, <2 K temperatures can typically be maintained for approximately seven minutes without external heat load by pumping on the LHe inventory of the cold finger. Optional high-power heaters provide sample temperatures
to 800 K on special order.
A high-efficiency superinsulated, vacuum-jacketed transfer line, equipped with evacuation and safety pressure relief valves, connects the cryostat head to a storage Dewar. The 0.50 in diameter storage Dewar leg fits most commercially available storage Dewars. All Lake Shore
systems are fully integrated and liquid helium tested at our Woburn, Massachusetts facility prior to shipment.
If rising liquid helium costs are making it difficult to conduct your research, Lake Shore's recirculating gas cooler eliminates
the use of liquid helium for "wet" systems.
Optical continuous flow cryostat suitable for a wide range of applications: the window material and geometry can be specified to allow spectroscopy with excitation energies from gamma rays through to the far-infrared.
Optical continuous flow cryostat suitable for FTIR applications. These cryostats are similar to our standard model ST-100 cryostats, but with the ability to manipulate between samples.
Specifically designed for magnetic resonance applications, the ST-170 cryostat is the ideal choice for ESR spectroscopy. Using the same high-efficiency transfer line as the other SuperTran cryostats, the ST-170 features low helium consumption and fast cooldown. The cryostat
easily fits between the poles of a magnet.
Cryostats with tubular tails suitable for resistivity measurements or experimental configurations where square tails are undesirable.
Cryostats with tubular tails suitable for resistivity measurements or experimental configurations where square tails are undesirable. The ST-200-NMR systems are similar to the standard ST-200 but custom-designed for NMR spectroscopy.
Designed for experiments with limited space, these cryostats are available in optical or non-optical configurations. The tail diameters can be specified to fit your experiment.
Designed as an alternative to the ST-500 microscope cryostat,
this compact cryostat combines a short working distance with the standard SuperTran design. The ST-300-MS cryostat is intended for use in experiments with very tight space restrictions and is available with a compact or ultra-compact window block.
An efficient means of reaching low temperatures in a UHV environment, this cryostat is designed for system operation at pressures to 10-11 Torr and bakeout temperatures to 500 K. The length of the cryostat is specified to fit your
Designed for use in microscopy, imaging, and high spatial resolution photoluminescence. The combination of the low thermal-expansion support structure and internal vibration isolation results in ultra-low vibration and drift levels. The cryostat geometry
offers a short working distance (for use with high magnification optics), and permits mounting on common microscope stages and translators.
Low-profile cryostat designed for use in microscopy and imaging applications. The combination of the low thermal-expansion support structure and internal vibration isolation results in low vibration and drift levels. The cryostat geometry offers a short
working distance (for use with high magnification optics) between the top window and the sample.