Sensor Temperature Range (sensors sold separately)

Cernox™ thin-film RTDs offer high sensitivity and low magnetic field-induced errors over the 0.1 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.

Silicon diodes are the best choice for general cryogenic use from 1.4 K to above room temperature. Silicon 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.

Capacitance sensors are ideally suited for use in strong magnetic fields because they exhibit virtually no magnetic field dependence. They can be used from 1.4 K to 290 K.


  ModelUseful range Magnetic field use
Negative Temperature
Coefficient RTDs
Cernox®CX-1010-HT0.1 K to 420 K1,2T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
Cernox®CX-1030-HT0.3 K to 420 K1,2T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
Cernox®CX-1050-HT1.4 K to 420 K1T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
Cernox®CX-1070-HT4 K to 420 K1T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
Cernox®CX-1080-HT20 K to 420 K1T > 2 K & B ≤ 19 T
GermaniumGR-300-AA0.3 K to 100 KNot recommended
GermaniumGR-1400-AA1.4 K to 100 KNot recommended
Rox™RX-102B0.1 K to 40 K2T > 2 K & B ≤ 10 T
Rox™RX-1031.4 K to 40 K T > 2 K & B ≤ 10 T
Rox™RX-2020.1 K to 40 K2T > 2 K & B ≤ 10 T
Positive Temperature
Coefficient RTDs

100 Ω platinum PT-102/314 K to 873 KT > 40 K & B ≤ 2.5 T
100 Ω 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
DiodesSilicon 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
Capacitance
CS-5011.4 K to 290 KT > 4.2 K & B ≤ 18.7 T
Thermocouples
Type K 9006-0063.2 K to 1505 KNot recommended
Type E 9006-0043.2 K to 934 KNot recommended
Chromel-AuFe 0.07% 9006-0021.2 K to 610 KNot recommended

1 Non-HT version maximum temperature: 325 K
2 Low temperature specified with self-heating error: ≤5 mK