Videos

Crystation Training Videos - The Montana Instruments Story
The Montana Instruments Story

President & Founder, Luke Mauritsen, tells the story behind Montana Instruments. Find out why he started a company to make cold science simple and how the team at Montana Instruments works towards this goal every single day.

Crystation Training Videos - Cryostation Operation
Cryostation Operation

This is a great overview of the Cryostation, showing the components, how the sample is mounted, and how to control the system via the User Interface. Automatic and manual operation are discussed, along with LabView interfacing.

Crystation Training Videos - Inside the Sample Chamber of the Cryostation
Inside the Sample Chamber of the Cryostation

See how the sample chamber on the Cryostation is easy to access and gives the researcher flexibility in their experiments. The Cryostation controls the temperature to +/- 5mK from 3K to 350K. With low vibrations of 5nm peak to peak, and automated operation, this unit has no equal in the industry.

Crystation Training Videos - Montana Instruments Custom Engineering Process
Montana Instruments Custom Engineering Process

Lead Cryogenics Engineer, Caleb Schreibeis, provides an overview of the custom engineering process at Montana Instruments. Every system is designed and built to meet the unique requirements of each researcher and experiment.

Crystation Training Videos - Cryostation Microscope Cryo-Optic Integration
Cryostation Microscope Cryo-Optic Integration

Scientific Director, Michael Holmes, provides an overview of the Cryo-Optic and how it integrates into the Cryostation Microscope. Find out how this innovative technology allows for high NA imaging at 3.8K with virtually undetectable drift.

Crystation Training Videos - The Cryostation Magneto-Optic Module
The Cryostation Magneto-Optic Module

The Cryostation Magneto-Optic module can add up to a 1.0T magnetic field to your cryogenic experiments. Watch for an overview of the functions and operations of this unique system.

Crystation Training Videos - Agile Temperature Stage Overview
Agile Temperature Stage Overview

Product Development Scientist, Anjan Reijnders, provides an overview and demonstration of the new Agile Temperature Stage. This sample mount provides the highest level of positional stability for step-static and dynamic temperature changes while improving the speed to each set point.

Crystation Training Videos - Unpacking and Setting Up Your Cryostation
Unpacking and Setting Up Your Cryostation

This video covers everything from unpacking the system, placing it in your lab, and connecting the hoses and cables. This is a great idea to watch before you get the pallets, so you know what to look for and how to properly connect the system components. Please call us if anything is not clear or you have questions while unpacking. We want your installation to be a success!

Crystation Training Videos - What to Expect on Your First Cooldown of the Cryostation
What to Expect on Your First Cooldown of the Cryostation

This short video shows what to look for on a typical cool-down of the Cryostation. This assumes you have the system setup and the software running, as shown in the video on Setting Up your Cryostation. This explains the vacuum pump operation and explains what you see on the system graph. We also explain what happens when you warm up the system.

Crystation Training Videos - Mounting Samples in the Cryostation
Mounting Samples in the Cryostation

This video describes how the multi-functional sample mount works in the Cryostation and how to mount samples to the post. The mount allows your sample to be in the center of the chamber or out near the windows.

Crystation Training Videos - Mounting a Thermometer in your Cryostation
Mounting a Thermometer in your Cryostation

Knowing the temperature of your sample in the cryostat is very important. To get good measurements, you must have a strong thermal connection to your sample area, and also carefully minimize the heat flow through the connecting wires to the sensor. This video explains proper mounting and lagging, which is important for any connections to the sample.

Crystation Training Videos - Optimizing your Cryostation System
Optimizing your Cryostation System

This video describes how to get the best performance out of your Cryostation, both in terms of temperature and vibration. Proper installation of wiring is very important. Proper thermal connection of your sample and mounts all the way to the cold stage is important.

Crystation Training Videos - Assembling Nano-Positioners (1/4)
Assembling Nano-Positioners (1/4)

This video shows how to assemble nano-positioners and flex link. It is useful for any user installing nano-positioners, in addition to users with the Cryo-Optic option.

Crystation Training Videos - Installing Flex Link (2/4)
Installing Flex Link (2/4)

This video demonstrates how to install the flex link assembly into the Cryostation sample space. It is useful for any user with nano-positioners.

Crystation Training Videos - How to Recharge the Helium Compressor
How to Recharge the Helium Compressor

This video shows the steps involved in recharging the compressor and cold head with helium. Users should expect to do a helium recharge every 18-24 months to keep the system running optimally.

Crystation Training Videos - Sample Mounting Webinar
Sample Mounting Webinar

This webinar covers the basics of thermal transfer, what happens at a mounting boundary, ways to model heat flow, example temperature calculations, proper use of bonding materials, out-gassing, wire selection, emissivity, and connecting to a moving sample.

Crystation Training Videos - Bonding Techniques in a Cryogenic Environment
Bonding Techniques in a Cryogenic Environment

This video shows the proper approach to bonding irregular objects in a cryogenic sample space.

This video was excerpted from a training seminar given by Luke Mauritsen at Montana Instruments.

Crystation Training Videos - Wire Selection for your Cryogenic Research
Wire Selection for your Cryogenic Research

Considerations on selecting wires for your cryogenic electrical connections.

This video was excerpted from a training seminar given by Luke Mauritsen at Montana Instruments.

Crystation Training Videos - Thermal Connections to a Cryogenic Sample that needs to Move
Thermal Connections to a Cryogenic Sample that needs to Move

There are several approaches to pulling heat from your sample in a low temperature environment. This short video discusses braid, wires, and straps. What the video doesn't show is how Montana Instruments uses a special material to get extremely high thermal conductivity in their cold space.

This video was excerpted from a training seminar given by Luke Mauritsen at Montana Instruments.

Crystation Training Videos - Outgassing in a Cryogenic Environment
Outgassing in a Cryogenic Environment

Introducing the wrong materials into your cryogenic sample space can cause foreign materials to condense on your samples.

This video was excerpted from a training seminar given by Luke Mauritsen at Montana Instruments.