ST-500-UC ultra-compact optical cryostat
The Lake Shore ST-500-UC continuous flow cryostat has a very low profile (1.163 in) and has been specifically 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.
The ST-500-UC system includes a flexible high-efficiency variable flow cryogen transfer line. This line delivers liquid helium or liquid nitrogen to the heat exchanger and sample mount. The ST-500-UC is portable, easily mounted in a variety of configurations, and can be used both in transmission and reflection geometries.
- A variety of window materials and sizes
- Interchangeable sample mounts for different sample thicknesses
- Electrical feedthroughs
- A complete system solution including temperature controllers, pumping systems, and storage Dewars
- Looking for a cryogen-free option for your existing ST-500-UC? Optional recirculating gas cooler eliminates the use of liquid helium for "wet" systems.
|<6 K (LHe) to 475 K (standard)
|Initial cooldown time
|~30 min to 5 K (LHe)
|Nominal temperature stability (with controller)
|50 mK or less
|Minimum distance from objective to sample
|1.163 in (29.54 mm)
|System weight (without transfer line)
|~5 lb (2.3 kg)
|Nominal cryogen consumption rate
~2.5 L/h LHe (6 K)
|NOTE: Specifications do not include optical or experimental heat loads and assume horizontal orientation. Specifications may change depending on the length of the transfer line flexible section.
If ultra-low vibration is not required, click here for details on the ST-300-MS SuperTran cryostat.