Configurable Options

Various configuration options and add-ons allow the system to fit the unique needs of each researcher and experiment. Configuration examples include mechanical designs to enable the use of external superconducting magnets, optical options for low working distance applications, feedthroughs for signal interfacing, and specially designed mounts for sample motion, electrical connections, and rapid temperature changes. New common configuration bundles are being developed to serve both general and specific application requirements. 

In addition, Montana Instruments prides itself on a highly-skilled engineering team who will work directly with users to customize the platform for special experimental needs. Call today for a free custom engineering consultation. 

> Mechanical Options
> Optical Options
> Interfacing Options
> Stages & Samples Mounts
> ...and more

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, 240VAC, air cooled compressor, 1-2 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.

    EASE-OF-USE

    Simply set the target temperature and the Cryostation will do the rest

  • 2.

    EASE-OF-ACCESS

    Simply lift off the window assembly and radiation shield to access the sample

  • 3.

    FULLY-INTEGRATED

    The turn-key system includes the Cryostat, Control Unit, Compressor, and User Interface PC