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  1. Understanding the Gifford-McMahon Cryocooler Cycle: Single Stage

    The main cooling appartus in the Montana Instruments Cryostation system is called a Gifford-McMahon (GM) refrigerator. The figures below provide a simplified description of this mechanism. Figure 1 is a temperature vs entropy diagram of th...
  2. Sample Chamber Housing & Lid Options

    The Cryostation design allows for flexible configurations of the sample space to accommodate various internal working volumes, beam heights, and optical access. There are several standard outer vacuum housing and lid options, with further custo...
  3. Wiring Guide: A Complete Introduction

    Also check out our Wiring---10-Things-to-Know.pdf for a quick overview on wiring in a cryostat. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE Wire Insulation The majority of issues seen with the Montana Instruments Cryostation relating to wiring can be connected to fa...
  4. Electrical Sample Mount Options

    A family of electrical mounts allow the user to pre-mount samples on small chips or circuit boards to easily make electrical connections. These have been specially designed to work with other mounts and configurations, with an emphasis on pres...
  5. Frequently Asked Questions

    1. WHAT COMPONENTS ARE INCLUDED WITH THE SYSTEM? The Cryostation includes the cold head and sample chamber, which is all fixed to the optical table. The Cryostation Control Unit, with the electronics and the vacuum pump, and the Variable Flow ...
  6. Piezo Positioning Options

    The Montana Instruments Cryostation platforms can incorporate precision nano-positioning stages for translating, rotating, or tilting your sample. These are integrated into the cold space either on the standard platform or by using an optio...
  7. Cryo-Optic Objective Lens

    The Cryo-Optic products include a special vacuum compatible version of a Zeiss Epiplan Objective ( 0.9 NA , 0.75 NA , or 0.85 NA ). Objective EC Epiplan-Neofluar 100x/0.90 DIC M27 The Zeiss EC Epiplan-NeoFluar objectives are classified as th...
  8. Low Working Distance Options

    The low working distance (LWD) options allow users to use external optics and achieve a working distance as low as 1mm. The components to achieve the LWD configuration include a thin vacuum window, a raised radiation aperture, and a thin radiat...
  9. Configuration & Pole Tip Options

    Configuration options for the Magneto-Optic module  are detailed below.  The Magneto-Optic module  allows the user to control and change the field strength with the use of exchangeable pole tips. A few of those options a...
  10. Vibrations & Vibration Spectrum

    The Cryostation was designed for both vibration and temperature stability of the sample. This stability of the sample space is a unique performance differentiator among closed cycle cryostats, and enables many experiments which otherwise would no...