Typical Sensor Performance

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 Example Lake Shore sensor TempNominal
resistance/
voltage
Typical
sensor sensitivity7
Measurement
resolution:
temperature
equivalents
Electronic accuracy: temperature equivalents Temperature accuracy including electronic accuracy, CalCurve™, and calibrated sensor Electronic control stability8:
temperature equivalents
Silicon Diode DT-670-SD-13 with 1.4H calibration 1.4 K1.644 V-12.49 mV/K0.8 mK±13 mK±25 mK±1.6 mK
77 K1.028 V-1.73 mV/K5.8 mK±76 mK±98 mK±11.6 mK
300 K0.5597 V-2.3 mV/K4.4 mK±47 mK±79 mK±8.8 mK
500 K0.0907 V-2.12 mV/K4.8 mK±40 mK±90 mK±9.6 mK
Silicon Diode DT-470-SD-13 with 1.4H calibration 1.4 K1.6981 V-13.1 mV/K0.8 mK±13 mK±25 mK±1.6 mK
77 K1.0203 V-1.92 mV/K5.2 mK±69 mK±91 mK±10.4 mK
300 K0.5189 V-2.4 mV/K4.2 mK±45 mK±77 mK±8.4 mK
475 K0.0906 V-2.22 mV/K4.6 mK±39 mK±89 mK±9.2 mK
GaAlAs Diode TG-120-SD with 1.4H calibration1.4 K5.391 V-97.5 mV/K0.2 mK±7 mK±19 mK±0.4 mK
77 K1.422 V-1.24 mV/K16.2 mK±180 mK±202 mK±32.4 mK
300 K0.8978 V-2.85 mV/K7 mK±60 mK±92 mK±14 mK
475 K0.3778 V-3.15 mV/K6.4 mK±38 mK±88 mK±12.8 mK
100 Ω Platinum RTD
500 Ω Ful Scale
PT-103 with 1.4J calibration30 K3.660 Ω0.191 Ω/K10.5 mK±23 mK±33 mK±21 mK
77 K20.38 Ω0.423 Ω/K4.8 mK±15 mK±27 mK±9.6 mK
300 K110.35 Ω0.387 Ω/K5.2 mK±39 mK±62 mK±10.4 mK
500 K185.668 Ω0.378 Ω/K5.3 mK±60 mK±106 mK±10.6 mK
Cernox™ CX-1050-SD-HT9 with 4M calibration4.2 K3507.2 Ω-1120.8 Ω/K36 µK ±1.4 mK±6.4 mK±72 µK
77 K205.67 Ω-2.4116 Ω/K16.6 mK±76 mK±92 mK±33.2 mK
300 K59.467 Ω-0.1727 Ω/K232 mK±717 mK±757 mK±464 mK
420 K45.030 Ω-0.0829 Ω/K483 mK±1.42 K±1.49 K±966 mK
GermaniumGR-300-AA with 0.3D calibration 1.2 K600 Ω-987 Ω/K51 µK ±345 µK±4.5 mK±101 µK
1.4 K449 Ω-581 Ω/K86 µK ±481 µK±4.7 mK±172 µK
4.2 K94 Ω-27 Ω/K1.9 mK±5.2 mK±10.2 mK±3.8 mK
100 K3 Ω-0.024 Ω/K2.1 K±4.25 K±4.27 K±4.20 K
GermaniumGR-1400-AA with 1.4D calibration 4 K1873 Ω-1008 Ω/K50 µK ±842 µK±5.0 mK±99 µK
4.2 K1689 Ω-862 Ω/K58 µK ±900 µK±5.1 mK±116 µK
10 K253 Ω-62 Ω/K807 µK±3.2 mK±8.2 mK±1.64 mK
100 K3 Ω-0.021 Ω/K2.4 K±4.86 K±4.884 K±4.81 K
Carbon-GlassCGR-1-2000 with 4L calibration4.2 K2260 Ω-2060 Ω/K20 µK ±0.5 mK±4.5 mK±40 µK
77 K21.65 Ω-0.157 Ω/K255 mK ±692 mK±717 mK±510 mK
300 K11.99 Ω-0.015 Ω/K2.667 K ±7 K±7.1 K±5.334 K
Thermocouple
50 mV
Type K 75 K-5862.9 µV15.6 µV/K26 mK±0.25 K10Calibration not available from Lake Shore±52 mK
300 K1075.3 µV40.6 µV/K10 mK±0.038 K10±20 mK
600 K13325 µV41.7 µV/K10 mK±0.184 K10±20 mK
1505 K49998.3 µV36.006 µV/K12 mK±0.73 K10±24 mK

5 Typical sensor sensitivities were taken from representative calibrations for the sensor listed
6 Control stability of the electronics only, in an ideal thermal system
7 Non-HT version maximum temperature: 325 K
10 Accuracy specification does not include errors from room temperature compensation