Custom probe stations

In addition to our extensive line of standard cryogenic probe station products, Lake Shore can work with you to design a custom probe station to meet your specific experimental requirements. See below for some examples of custom products.

Contact us to discuss your particular custom cryogenic probe station.

Cryogen-free superconducting magnet probe station

Superconducting cryogen-free probe station
  • 3 T or 5 T vertical magnetic field
  • 2 K to 420 K (maximum field reduced above room temperature)
  • Optional 6.5 in diameter sample holder for zero field measurements
  • <1 µm vibration at the sample stage

Custom liquid helium/liquid nitrogen cooled probe stations

Custom liquid helium/liquid nitrogen cooled probe stations
  • Up to 8 in sample size
  • Up to 3 kV voltage on probe arms and isolated sample holder
  • ~3.5 K to 475 K (675 K optional); may vary for custom options—consult Lake Shore
  • 25 nm vibration at the sample stage

Room temperature vacuum probe station

  • 300 K to 500 K (675 K option)
  • 2 in diameter sample holder with standard arm and vision options

Miniature, transportable vacuum chamber

Lake Shore also offers a miniature, transportable sample vacuum chamber capable of maintaining a sample in vacuum during transportation via an atmosphere environment. The vacuum chamber can be used for transferring wafer/substrates under vacuum from a glove box with a special environment into a vacuum or cryogenic micro-manipulated probe station (or into a vacuum chamber) and back into the glove box after testing, measurements, or preparations. This transportable vacuum chamber protects the wafer/substrates from atmospheric contamination both on loading and unloading.

Unlike a common vacuum load-lock, the vacuum chamber has the following features and benefits:

  • Typical sizes of 50 mm diameter and 25 mm thickness
  • No gate valves required
  • Very convenient and easy operation
  • Low cost
  • Mount the transportable sample mount without increasing base temperature of the cryogenic probe station
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