Cooling Stages

Helium and liquid nitrogen stages to monitor cryogenic or temperature dependent studies to better understand your electrical and electronic materials. 

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Advantages: 
  • Beam sensitive materials are stabilized under high beam currents
  • Low temperature phases can be studied
  • Enhanced imaging and spectroscopy, especially for cathodoluminescence (CL)
Model # Base temperature Cool down time Maximum operating temperature Tilt Rotate Additional electrical feed through option
C1001 -185 °C 10 min 50 °C 45° ±5°
C1002 -185 °C 10 min 200 °C 45° ±5°
C1003 -185 °C 10 min 400 °C 45° ±5°
CF302 6 K 45 min 140 K    
CF302M 8 K 55 min 140 K   ±5°
 
Liquid nitrogen cooling stages C1001, C1002, C1003
  • Simple installation/removal allows use of standard SEM stage
  • Stages cooled to less than -185 °C by nitrogen gas
  • Efficient thermal design ensures rapid cool down and stable temperatures
  • Accurate control through integral heater and temperature sensor
  • External liquid nitrogen heat exchanger removes vibration due to boiling of LN2
  • Higher upper temperature options for more flexibility in experiments
Liquid helium cooling stages CF302, CF302M
  • Specially designed low drift and vibration, while minimizing liquid helium consumption
  • Complete replacement SEM stage and door assembly with X, Y, Z axis manual micrometers
  • Faster sample exchange through compatibility with C1010 airlock loading system from Gatan
  • CF302M is a helium-cooled stage module that attaches onto SEM goniometer, and requires more care than the CF302
  • Complete system includes flexible transfer tube storage vessel, top fitting with bladder and valve, gas flow controller, gas flow pump, and digital temperature controller
  • Optional radiation shield can be included depending on intended use and configuration 
Dual fuel option
  • Allows liquid helium cold stages to be operated with either helium or nitrogen
  • Functions by forcing cold nitrogen gas through the circuit similar to successful C1002 product 
Accessories—Anti-contaminators
  • Accessories include C1005, C1006, or C1007 anti-contaminators
 Model # Base temperature Cool down time Maximum operating temperature Heater control Individual cooling circuit
C1005 Less than -185 °C 10 min 50 °C    
C1005B Less than -185 °C 10 min 50 °C  
C1006 Less than -185 °C 10 min 50 °C  
C1007 Less than -185 °C 10 min 50 °C  

Publications

Materials Characterization
2014

Donius, A. E.; Obbard, R. W.; Burger, J. N.; Hunger, P. M.; Baker, I.; Doherty, R. D.; Wegst, U. G. K.

Icarus
2013

Golding, N.; Burks, C. E.; Lucas, K. N.; Fortt, A. L.; Snyder, S. A.; Schulson, E. M.

Resources:

 

Models C1000, C1012, CF302

Datasheets

Specimen cooling stage modules, models C1000 and CF302
 

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