Nanoscale Workstation

Entire cooled breadboard platform with 8 optical access ports

The Nanoscale Workstation NW2 provides an entire cooled breadboard platform (∅195mm) with the space for a multitude of configurations and the ability to incorporate several options. Based off the same proven and proprietary design as the rest of the Cryostation Base Platforms, the Nanoscale Workstation balances base temperature, low vibrations, stable thermal performance, and overall usability in a closed-cycle cryostat. 

The versatile and spacious design serves a variety of research applications with the room for multiple experiments to run at the same time. The large cold platform simply becomes an extension of the optical table, providing the ability to integrate a sample with multiple probes, nanopositioners, and free-space optics directly into the chamber. The system allows for multiple RF and DC electrical, fiber optic, and gas tube feedthroughs to be incorporated and thermally lagged for further experimental flexibility. 

The Nanoscale Workstation utilizes a straightforward user interface and fully-automated control system to make the instrument more productive and efficient. With this turn-key system, simply set the target temperature and the system will do the rest. 

A variety of accessories and add-ons allow users to configure the instrument for unique experimental requirements.


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

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    Integrate components directly onto the interchangeable cold breadboard

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    The large sample platform offers the space for a multitude of configurations

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    Based on the same vibration isolating architecture of the Cryostation