Cryostats for spectroscopy applications including FTIR, UV/Visible, Raman, Photoluminescence, NMR, ESR and microscopy.

There are various models of cryostats for spectroscopy and microscopy applications and the model of choice will depend on the following parameters.

  • Cooling technology: liquid nitrogen, liquid helium or closed cycle - Cryofree®
  • Sample environment: vacuum or exchange gas
  • Cryostat type: continuous flow or bath cryostat
  • Working distance: there are specific cryostats with extremely short working distances for microscopy applications
  • Magnetic field: required or not

Cryostats for macro applications

 

The Optistat range of cryostats are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding spectroscopy applications. Excellent optical and electrical access, wide temperature ranges, compact design and best-in-class cryogenic performance are matched to an extensive range of different options to ensure there is a cryostat perfectly matched to your experimental requirements. The Optistat range offer different sample environments to best suit the requirements of your sample, and different cooling technologies to meet the needs of your laboratory. 
 

Cryogen free optical cryostats are capable of achieving temperatures as low as 1.5 K without the need for liquid helium. This brings significant benefits in terms of running cost and ease of use.

 

All the cryostats are controlled with the MercuryiTC cryogenic temperature controller which can be upgraded with expansion cards and can be used for level metering and gas flow control, if required.

The cryostats can be fitted with up to 5 windows (depending on model) to suit wavelengths from ultra-violet to extreme infra-red.

Which cryostat model is right for you?

 

Sample environment

 

Sample space size
diameter x height (mm)

Minimum working distance (mm)

Temperature range (K)

Cooldown time (mins)

 

Cooling technology

 

 
OptistatDry – the TLEX model Static exchange gas 20 x 50 20 4 - 300 45 Cryogen free Get a quote
OptistatDry – the BLV model Vacuum 40 x 50 40 3 - 300 160 Cryogen free Get a quote

OptistatCF

Static exchange gas

20 x 35

40

2.3 - 500

25

Liquid nitrogen or liquid helium

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OptistatCF-V

Vacuum

30 x 58

35

2.2 - 500

10

Liquid nitrogen or liquid helium

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OptistatDN

Static exchange gas

20 x 35

40

77 - 500

20

Liquid nitrogen

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OptistatDN-V

Vacuum

20 x 50

40

77 - 500

20

Liquid nitrogen

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SpectromagPT Static exchange gas 30 x 30 150 1.5 - 300 2,400 Cryogen free Get a quote

 

Microstats for micro applications

 

The Microstat range of cryostats are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding microscopy applications. Excellent optical and electrical access, wide temperature ranges, compact design and best-in-class cryogenic performance are matched to an extensive range of different options to ensure there is a cryostat perfectly matched to your experimental requirements. The Microstat range offer different cooling technologies to meet the needs of your laboratory.   

The Microstat model of choice will depend on the base temperature and cooling technology required for your experiments, see the table below. If our standard range doesn’t suit your requirements, Oxford Instruments can also provide you with bespoke solutions.

The microstats can be fitted with up to 2 windows (depending on model) to suit wavelengths from ultra-violet to extreme infra-red.

Which microstat model is right for you?

 

Sample environment

 

Sample space size
diameter x height (mm)

Minimum working distance (mm)

Temperature range (K)

 

Cooldown time (mins)

Cooling technology

Magnetic field (T)

 

MicrostatN

Vacuum

20 x 2

2

77 - 500

10

Liquid nitrogen

N/A

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MicrostatHe

Vacuum

20 x 5

4.5

2.2 - 500

10

Liquid nitrogen or liquid helium

N/A

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MicrostatHiRes

Vacuum

20 x 5

2.2

2.7 - 500

15

Liquid nitrogen or liquid helium

N/A

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MicrostatMO

Vacuum

11 x 11

8

6 - 300

240

Liquid helium

5

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