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Montana Instruments Vacuum System
The goal of cryopumping is to remove all gas molecules from a space. Cryopumping is a vacuum pump which captures gas molecules as surfaces are cooled. The gas molecules freeze at various temperatures depending on the elements in the molecul...
Greases and Adhesives Used in the Cryostation
Small amounts of Apiezon N-grease and L-grease, as well as GE Varnish, are included in the accessory kit that comes with each system. GREASES N-grease is rated for vacuum and cryogenic temperatures. It is used in the sample chamber for metal-to...
The Purpose and Benefit of Using Nitrogen in the Cryostation
While dry nitrogen is not necessary to use the Montana Instruments Cryostation, it is recommended. There is a port at the back of the Control Unit labeled ‘N2 Tank,’ which introduces dry nitrogen into the sample space when the vent valve ...
Basic Thermometry
MOUNTING When mounting the sample or a thermometer onto the sample platform, you need to do your best to promote thermal conduction between the sample and the flex-link via the sample platform. This can be achieved through the use of either therma...
Understanding the Settings of the Compressor
The Montana Instruments compressor is a variable speed compressor that is controlled by the software during the cool down. Having variable speeds increases the time between maintenance and allows the user to manipulate the speeds to run experiments o...
Temperature Control of the Sample
The temperature of the Cryostation is regulated through the platform. The platform thermometer and heater are located right next to each other. The PID actively controls the platform heater to achieve the target temperature on the platform. When the ...