Agile Temperature Sample Mount

Eliminates drift and allows for variable temperature studies

The Agile Temperature Sample Mount provides the solution for the highest level of positional stability for step-static and dynamic temperature changes from 4K to 350K while improving the speed to each set point. The unique position stabilizing support structure optimizes stage mechanical stiffness and rigidity while providing the thermal performance required for fast temperature changes. The structure reduces thermal contraction to below 30um over the entire temperature range from <4K to 350K. This technology eliminates the need to re-focus after small temperature changes. Ultimately, you can be confident that an optimized focus will remain stable throughout a measurement.

The sample mount allows you to get the most out of high numerical aperture and low working distance optical setups, such as when used with the Montana Instrument's Cryo-Optic platforms.


Key FeaturesKey Benefits
CryostatUltra-stable closed-cycle optical cryostat
  • Cryogen-free systems do not consume liquid helium
  • Hassle-free operation with minimal operating costs
Sample SpaceTabletop mounting architecture
  • Flexible and modular design mounts directly to any optical table
  • Mount at 45 degrees or parallel to hole pattern on Inch or Metric table
  • Easily move the system without being tied to the table or an external support structure
Thermal StabilityRock solid temperature stability
  • Proprietary thermal damping technologies ensure stability
  • Remain in focus at each temperature setpoint
Mechanical StabilityVibrations are no longer a concern
  • Patented architecture rigidly supports the sample while isolating it from cryocooler vibrations
  • Work on sensitive applications and achieve high-resolution measurements
Sample DriftCTE-cancelling sample platform
  • Optimized at center of platform
  • Observe low drift over the full temperature range
User InterfaceControl via Windows based software on mini-laptop computer
  • Displays real time temperature stability
  • Logs cool downs
  • Built in diagnostics
  • Simply press a button for fully automated cool down, warmup, temperature control, and more
Remote InterfaceTCP/IP and LabVIEW
  • Automation scripting
  • External control
  • Conveniently control from your office or cellphone
  • Solve issues quickly with remote customer service
Control UnitPowerful built-in electronics
  • Complete process automation and system monitoring
  • Self-activated dry nitrogen clean gas purge when warming up
  • Save time and complexity while protecting the system and sample
CompressorVariable Flow Helium compressor
  • Single-phase 50/60 Hz, 200-240VAC, air cooled compressor, 1-3 kW
  • No need for water cooling infrastructure
  • Quiet and easy to work next to all day (60-65dB)
Sample MountingSample in vacuum
  • Microscopy/Spectroscopy sample mount included
  • Easily integrate with your unique experimental needs with options to customize
Optical SubstratesFused silica AR coated 400-1000nm
  • User replaceable with other substrates
  • Easily swap out windows to fit the needs of each unique experiment
CE Compliant
Note: Product specifications are based on a standard system; various options, configurations, and/or custom modifications may cause slight differences. Specifications and other information subject to change without notice.

System Highlights

  • 1.


    Extremely low drift of <30um over the full temperature range ensures your sample will stay in focus

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    The system is controlled from a high speed temperature controller for rapid thermal response and time to stability

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    This module operates independently so it can be used with other cryostats