Typical Sensor Performance

Sample calculations of typical sensor performance

 Example Lake Shore sensor Temp (K)Nominal
resistance/
voltage
Typical
sensor sensitivity4
Measurement
resolution:
temperature
equivalents
Electronic accuracy: temperature equivalents Temperature accuracy including electronic accuracy, CalCurve™, and calibrated sensor Electronic control stability5:
temperature equivalents
Cernox®
(1 mV)
CX-1010-SD with 0.1L calibration 0.121389 Ω-558110 Ω/K5.4 µK ±69 µK±3.1 mK±10.8 µK
0.32322.4 Ω-10785 Ω/K28 µK ±272 µK±3.8 mK±56.0 µK
0.51248.2 Ω-2665.2 Ω/K113 µK ±938 µK±5.4 mK±225 µK
4.2277.32 Ω-32.209 Ω/K931 µK ±6.5 mK±11.5 mK±1.9 mK
30030.392 Ω-0.0654 Ω/K153 mK±1.7 K±1.8 K±306 mK
Cernox®
(10 mV)
CX-1050-SD-HT4 with 1.4M calibration1.426566 Ω-48449 kΩ/K6.2 µK ±261 µK±5.3 mK±12.4 µK
4.23507.2 Ω-1120.8 kΩ/K89 µK±2.1 mK±7.1 mK±178 µK
77205.67 Ω-2.4116 Ω/K1.2 mK±38 mK±54 mK±2.4 mK
42045.03 Ω-0.0829 Ω/K12 mK±338 mK±378 mK±24 mK
Germanium
(1 mV)
GR-50-AA with 0.05A calibration0.12317 Ω-71858 Ω/K4.2 µK ±21 µK±3.2 mK±8.4 µK
0.3164 Ω-964 Ω/K31.1 µK ±130 µK±3.8 mK±62.2 µK
0.573.8 Ω-202.9 Ω/K49.3 µK ±244 µK±4.5 mK±98.6 µK
1.424.7 Ω-13.15 Ω/K228 µK ±1.2 mK±5.2 mK±456 µK
4.213.7 Ω-1.036 Ω/K2.9 mK±11 mK±15 mK±5.8 mK
Germanium
(10 mV)
GR-300-AA with 0.3D calibration 0.335180 Ω-512200 Ω/K2 µK ±47 µK±3.7 mK±4.0 µK
1.4448.6 Ω-581.3 Ω/K17 µK ±481 µK±4.5 mK±34 µK
4.294.46 Ω-26.56 Ω/K38 µK ±1.8 mK±5.8 mK±76 µK
1002.72 Ω-0.024 Ω/K4.2 mK±151 mK±181 mK±8.4 mK
Germanium
(10 mV)
GR-1400-AA with 1.4D calibration1.435890 Ω-94790 Ω/K11 µK ±257 µK±4.3 mK±21.1 µK
4.21689 Ω-861.9 Ω/K35 µK ±900 µK±4.9 mK±69.6 µK
773.55 Ω-0.05 Ω/K2 mK ±83 mK±99 mK±4 mK
1002.8 Ω-0.021 Ω/K4.8 mK±175 mK±191 mK±9.5 mK
Rox™
(1 mV)
RX-102B-CB with 0.02C calibration 0.13549 Ω-12578 Ω/K79.5 µK ±908 µK±3.8 mK±159 µK
0.52188 Ω-1056 Ω/K284 µK ±2.7 mK±5.7 mK±568 µK
1.41779 Ω-198 Ω/K1.5 mK ±13.7 mK±18.7 mK±3.0 mK
4.21546 Ω-40.0 Ω/K7.5 mK ±65.4 mK±81.4 mK±15.0 mK
401199 Ω-3.41 Ω/K88 mK±727 mK±764 mK±176 mK
Platinum RTD
500 Ω Full Scale
PT-103 with 14J calibration303.66 Ω0.191 Ω/K0.5 mK±22 mK±32 mK±1.0 mK
7720.38 Ω0.423 Ω/K0.7 mK±34 mK±46 mK±1.4 mK
300110.35 Ω0.387 Ω/K7.8 mK±140 mK±163 mK±15.6 mK
500185.668 Ω0.378 Ω/K7.9 mK±223 mK±269 mK±15.8 mK
Silicon Diode    DT-670-C0-13 with 1.4H calibration    1.41.664 V-12.49 mV/K0.8 mK±13 mK±25 mK±1.6 mK
771.028 V-1.73 mV/K5.8 mK±76 mK±98 mK±11.6 mK
3000.5596 V-2.3 mV/K4.3 mK±47 mK±79 mK±8.7 mK
5000.0907 V-2.12 mV/K4.7 mK±40 mK±90 mK±9.4 mK
Silicon Diode DT-470-SD-13 with 1.4H calibration 1.41.6981 V-13.1 mV/K0.8 mK±13 mK±25 mK±1.6 mK
771.0203 V-1.92 mV/K5.2 mK±68 mK±90 mK±10.4 mK
3000.5189 V-2.4 mV/K4.2 mK±44 mK±76 mK±8.4 mK
4750.0906 V-2.22 mV/K4.5 mK±38 mK±88 mK±9.0 mK
GaAlAs Diode TG-120-SD with 1.4H calibration 1.45.3909 V-97.5 mV/K0.21 mK±8.8 mK±21 mK±410 µK
771.4222 V-1.24 mV/K16 mK±373 mK±395 mK±32.3 mK
3000.8978 V-2.85 mV/K7 mK±144 mK±176 mK±14.0 mK
4750.3778 V-3.15 mV/K6.3 mK±114 mK±164 mK±12.6 mK
Capacitance
3061 option
CS-5014.26.0 nF27 pF/K1.9 mKNot applicableCalibration not available from Lake Shore±3.8 mK
779.1 nF52 pF/K1.0 mK±2.0 mK
20019.2 nF174 pF/K2.9 mK±5.8 mK
Thermocouple
50 mV
3060 option
Type K 75-5862.9 µV15.6 µV/K26 mK±252 mK5Calibration not available from Lake Shore±52 mK
3001075.3 µV40.6 µV/K9.9 mK±38 mK5±19.6 mK
60013325 µV41.7 µV/K9.6 mK±184 mK5±19.2 mK
150549998.3 µV36.0 µV/K11 mK±730 mK5±22.2 mK

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