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ICEC27-ICMC 2018 opens next week. Meet Lake Shore on the exhibition days.

The International Cryogenic Engineering (ICEC) and Materials (ICMC) Conferences are taking place in Oxford from September 3rd to the 7th.

ICEC27-ICMC 2018, to give it its correct name, also includes two days of exhibition for cryogenic related businesses. Accordingly, our good friends from Lake Shore Cryotronics will be flying in from Columbus, Ohio, to be on hand to talk about their extensive range of products for research in low temperature big and little physics, materials and superconductivity, cryobiology and more.

As Elliot Scientific supplies Lake Shore products within the UK and Ireland, our Dr Perry will also be on hand to assist with any enquiries on the Tuesday and Wednesday (5th & 6th September).

Both the conference and Lake Shore are celebrating 50th anniversaries this year. It is fifty years since ICEC was first held in this country, and also fifty years since Lake Shore manufactured its first product.


CryoSpectra lowers the temperature with new K90 cryorefrigerator system

HP_Cryo_3_hcm0029873CryoSpectra deliver the simplest way to bring cryogenic temperatures into a vacuum chamber through their uniquely designed cryorefrigeration systems utilising gold-plated and polished cold heads of 38 or 50 mm diameter with CFF or KF flanges. Now available with base temperatures from 75 Kelvin , these high cooling capacity systems are easily the best way to cryogenically cool laser crystals.

The CryoSpectra K Series of low acoustic noise cryorefrigerators are especially designed for work in the lab. The closed-loop cooling system ensures maintenance-free operation, while the super-compact cold head guarantees an ultra-low vibration (0.5 nm peak to peak – see vibration data here) chilled surface for inside the vacuum chambers of high power laser systems.

For detailed specifications, please contact us.

CryoLab: An elegant new solution for material characterisation measurements at low temperature

Introducing the CryoLab series from Kryoz Technologies – a fully integrated range of desktop cryocooler systems designed for rapid circuit or material characterisation measurements from ambient down to cryogenic temperatures in a fully automated manner. Doing measurements doesn’t require any experience or know-how on cryogenics, vacuum technology or thermodynamics from the user. CryoLab can be operated as a stand-alone or via the companion CryoVision software. All parameters can be seen at a glance, and switching between user-defined set-points and saved programs can be made. A smartphone app is also available.

Banner_CLSeebeckFeatures & Applications

  • Plug-and-play cooling platform
  • Fast, controlled temperature cycling
  • One system – various applications:
    • High Temperature Superconductors (HTS)
    • Thin Films
    • Thermoelectrics – The Seebeck Effect
    • Resistance & Hall coefficient measurements by the van der Pauw Method
    • Optical sensors
  • No cryogenic fluids involved
  • Turbopump option

For more information on these exciting new products from Kryoz Technologies, please contact us.

June 2015 Newsletter Out Now

June 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June 2015 Newsletter: In this issue we welcome Kryoz Technologies and their Cryolab – an elegant cryocooling materials research system for the desktop, look forward to Vescent Technologies‘ forthcoming Simline ICE controllers for the AMOP community, reveal the latest in gold and silver SERS substrates from Ato ID, refine cryogenic temperature measurements with Lake Shores’ upgraded Model 372, make a last call for the Laser World of Photonics in Munich, plus the International Year of Light and more…

To view it in a browser, click here.

To read it magazine-style online, click here.

To download it as a PDF, click here.

New Model 224 Temperature Monitor precisely measures 12 channels down to 300 mK

The newly launched  Lake Shore Model 224 temperature monitor offers precision measurement in a wide range of cryogenic and higher-temperature applications with the ability to easily monitor up to 12 sensor channels.

Available for delivery from September, it provides better measurement performance in applications where researchers need to ensure accuracy and precision in their low cryogenic temperature monitoring. Used with Lake Shore’s Cernox™ sensors, the Model 224 enables reliable and repeatable temperature measurement over a broad range and as low as 300 mK.

Cernox thin-film RTD sensors offer high sensitivity and low magnetic field-induced errors at cryogenic temperatures. The Model 224 has been optimised for use with these well-respected thermometers, and features many of the same advanced capabilities of Lake Shore Model 336 temperature controller, including its proven high-precision input circuitry.

In addition to Cernox, the Model 224 supports other NTC RTDs, PTC RTDs such as platinum sensors, and diodes such as the Lake Shore DT-670 Series. In cryogenic applications, the monitor is an ideal addition to any university or commercial low-temperature research lab requiring measurement flexibility using multiple sensors and sensor types.

Used with silicon diodes, it provides accurate measurements in cryo-cooler and cryo-gas production applications from 1.4 K to above room temperature. Connected to PTC RTDs (platinum and rhodium-iron sensors), the Model 224 works well in cryogenic applications at liquid nitrogen temperatures.

For more information about the new Model 224 or any other Lake Shore product, please contact us.

Model 335 Temperature Controller Announced

Lake Shore‘s new Model 335 Temperature Controller – available in May – offers many user-configurable features and advanced functions that until now have been reserved for more expensive, high-end temperature controllers. It is the first two-channel temperature controller available with user configurable heater outputs delivering a total of 75 W of low noise heater power — 50 W and 25 W, or 75 W and 1 W.

Control outputs are equipped with both hardware and software features allowing you, and not your temperature controller, toeasily control your experiments. Output one functions as a current output while output two can be configured in either current or voltage mode. With output two in voltage mode, it functions as a ±10 V analog output while still providing 1 W of heater power and full closed loop proportional-integral derivative (PID) control capability with autotuning. Alarms and relays are included to help automate secondary control functions. The controller’s zone tuning feature also allows you to measure and control temperatures seamlessly from 300 mK to over 1,500 K. This feature automatically switches temperature sensor inputs when your temperature range goes beyond the useable range of a given sensor.

USB and IEEE-488 interfaces, intuitive menu structure and logic promote efficiency and ease of use along with drop-in compatibility for the popular Model 331 and 332 temperature controllers through software emulation.

For more information visit our Lake Shore Temperature Controller Page or Contact Us.

New hybrid low temperature system from Janis Research

Janis Research Company has developed a new hybrid low temperature system. The versatile model 2K-VTI variable temperature cryogen-free (dry) system has been combined with a wet (LHe cooled) 9T/4T vector magnet to provide a system that offers low temperature and high magnetic field measurements.

The 2K-VTI can be integrated with either wet or dry magnets, and can be configured for sample in vacuum, sample in ultra high vacuum (UHV), sample in exchange gas or even sample in liquid.

The 2K-VTI cryostat can be operated in several different modes, allowing the user to optimise the cooling method for the particular sample and experimental requirement.

For more information about this and other Janis Research cryogenic products, contact us now.