Sensor Temperature Range (sensors sold separately)

Silicon diodes are the best choice for general cryogenic use from 1.4 K to above room temperature. Diodes are economical to use because they follow a standard curve and are interchangeable in many applications. They are not suitable for use in ionizing radiation or magnetic fields.

Cernox® thin-film RTDs offer high sensitivity and low magnetic field-induced errors over the 2 K to 420 K temperature range. Cernox sensors require calibration.

Platinum RTDs offer high uniform sensitivity from 30 K to over 800 K. With excellent reproducibility, they are useful as thermometry standards. They follow a standard curve above 70 K and are interchangeable in many applications.

 
  ModelUseful range Magnetic field use
Diodes
Silicon Diode DT-670-SD1.4 K to 500 K T ≥ 60 K & B ≤ 3 T
Silicon DiodeDT-670E-BR30 K to 500 KT ≥ 60 K & B ≤ 3 T
Silicon DiodeDT-4141.4 K to 375 KT ≥ 60 K & B ≤ 3 T
Silicon DiodeDT-4211.4 K to 325 KT ≥ 60 K & B ≤ 3 T
Silicon DiodeDT-470-SD1.4 K to 500 KT ≥ 60 K & B ≤ 3 T
Silicon DiodeDT-471-SD10 K to 500 KT ≥ 60 K & B ≤ 3 T
GaAlAs Diode TG-120-P1.4 K to 325 KT > 4.2 K & B ≤ 5 T
GaAlAs DiodeTG-120-PL1.4 K to 325 KT > 4.2 K & B ≤ 5 T
GaAlAs DiodeTG-120-SD1.4 K to 500 KT > 4.2 K & B ≤ 5 T
Positive Temperature
Coefficient RTDs

100 O Platinum PT-102/314 K to 873 KT > 40 K & B ≤ 2.5 T
100 O Platinum PT-11114 K to 673 KT > 40 K & B ≤ 2.5 T
Rhodium-IronRF-800-41.4 K to 500 KT > 77 K & B ≤ 8 T
Rhodium-IronRF-100T/U1.4 K to 325 KT > 77 K & B ≤ 8 T
Negative Temperature
Coefficient RTDs
2
Cernox™CX-10102 K to 325 K5 T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
Cernox™CX-1030-HT3.5 K to 420 K3.6 T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
Cernox™CX-1050-HT4 K to 420 K3.6 T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
Cernox™CX-1070-HT15 K to 420 K3 T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
Cernox™CX-1080-HT50 K to 420 K3 T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
GermaniumGR-300-AA1.2 K to 100 K4Not recommended
GermaniumGR-1400-AA4 K to 100 K4Not recommended
Carbon-GlassCGR-1-5004 K to 325 K5 T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
Carbon-GlassCGR-1-10005 K to 325 K5 T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
Carbon-GlassCGR-1-20006 K to 325 K5 T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
Rox™RX-102A1.4 K to 40 K5T > 2 K & B ≤ 10 T
Thermocouples
Type K 9006-0063.2 K to 1505 K Not recommended
Type E 9006-0043.2 K to 934 KNot recommended
Chromel-AuFe 0.07% 9006-0021.2 K to 610 KNot recommended
2 Single excitation current may limit the low temperature range of NTC resistors
3 Non-HT version maximum temperature: 325 K
4 Low temperature limited by input resistance range
5 Low temperature specified with self-heating error:  ≤ 5 mk
6 Low temperature specified with self-heating error:  ≤ 12 mk