Typical Sensor Performance

Sample calculations of typical sensor performance

 
Example
Lake Shore sensor
Temp
Nominal
resistance/
voltage
Typical
sensor sensitivity6
Measurement
resolution:
temperature
equivalents
Electronic accuracy: temperature equivalents
Temperature accuracy including electronic accuracy, CalCurve™, and calibrated sensor
Silicon Diode
DT-670-SD
with 1.4H
calibration
1.4 K
1.644 V
-12.49 mV/K
1.6 mK
±29 mK
±41 mK
77 K
1.028 V
-1.73 mV/K
11.6 mK
±175 mK
±197 mK
300 K
0.5597 V
-2.3 mV/K
8.7 mK
±111 mK
±143 mK
500 K
0.0907 V
-2.12 mV/K
9.4 mK
±99 mK
±149 mK
Silicon Diode
DT-470-SD-13
with 1.4H calibration
1.4 K
1.6981 V
-13.1 mV/K
1.5 mK
±28 mK
±40 mK
77 K
1.0203 V
-1.92 mV/K
10.5 mK
±157 mK
±179 mK
300 K
0.5189 V
-2.4 mV/K
8.4 mK
±105 mK
±137 mK
475 K
0.0906 V
-2.22 mV/K
9.1 mK
±94 mK
±144 mK
GaAlAs Diode
TG-120-SD
with 1.4H calibration
1.4 K
5.391 V
-97.5 mV/K
0.2 mK
±15 mK
±27 mK
77 K
1.422 V
-1.24 mV/K
16.2 mK
±512 mK
±534 mK
300 K
0.8978 V
-2.85 mV/K
7 mK
±186 mK
±218 mK
475 K
0.3778 V
-3.15 mV/K
6.4 mK
±135 mK
±185 mK
100 Ω Platinum RTD
500 Ω Full Scale
PT-103
with 1.4J calibration
30 K
3.66 Ω
0.19 Ω/K
10.5 mK
±320 mK
±330 mK
77 K
20.38 Ω
0.42 Ω/K
4.8 mK
±153 mK
±165 mK
300 K
110.35 Ω
0.39 Ω/K
5.2 mK
±210 mK
±232 mK
500 K
185.668 Ω
0.378 Ω/K
5.3 mK
±257 mK
±303 mK
Cernox®
CX-1050-SD-HT7 with 4M
calibration
4.2 K
3507.2 Ω
-1120.8 Ω/K
45 µK
±2.0 mK
±7.0 mK
77 K
205.67 Ω
-2.4116 Ω/K
20.8 mK
±366 mK
±382 mK
300 K
59.467 Ω
-0.1727 Ω/K
290 mK
±4.8 K
±4.8 K
420 K
45.03 Ω
-0.0829 Ω/K
604 mK
±9.9 K
±9.9 K
Germanium
GR-300-AA with 0.3D calibration
1.2 K
600 Ω
-987 Ω/K
51 µK
±0.6 mK
±5.3 mK
1.4 K
449 Ω
-581 Ω/K
86 µK
±1 mK
±5 mK
4.2 K
94 Ω
-27 Ω/K
1.9 mK
±16 mK
±20 mK
100 K
3 Ω
-0.024 Ω/K
2.1 K
±2.5 K
±2.5 K
Germanium
GR-1400-AA with 1.4D calibration
4 K
1873 Ω
-1008 Ω/K
50 µK
±1.1 mK
±5.1 mK
4.2 K
1689 Ω
-862 Ω/K
58 µK
±1.2 mK
±5.2 mK
10 K
253 Ω
-62 Ω/K
807 µK
±1.8 mK
±6.8 mK
100 K
3 Ω
-0.021 Ω/K
2.4 K
±2.9 K
±2.9 K
Carbon-Glass
CGR-1-2000
with 4L
calibration
4.2 K
2260 Ω
-2060 Ω/K
25 µK
±0.6 mK
±4.6 mK
77 K
21.65 Ω
-0.157 Ω/K
319 mK
±410 mK
±435 mK
300 K
11.99 Ω
-0.015 Ω/K
3.33 K
±4.2 K
±4.2 K

6 Typical sensor sensitivities were taken from representative calibrations for the sensor listed
7 Non-HT version maximum temperature: 325 K