Io is a compact, Cryofree® low vibration continuous cooling solution offering device and sample temperatures to 50 mK. Io is ideal for low temperature research and detector applications. It offers continuous running and a compact cooling solution for many applications, lower device and sample temperatures compared to ADR and 3He refrigerators. It enables easy integration for a wide range of optical accessories such as windows, optical fibres, piezo-electric manipulators and neutron scattering tails. Together with a powerful 1 K circuit, Io is the perfect choice for quantum photonic measurements, detector development and beam-line applications. Io builds on our leading expertise in Cryofree technology, bringing in a new and compact footprint for a variety of applications. Io offers continous cooling due to the diultion refrigerator technology and provides experimental space that other techniques are unable to offer.
Compact, lightweight and mobile - Easy to install and operate where space comes at a premium or when the system needs to be to be frequently moved from one place to another.
Excellent temperature control: The sample plate can be controlled between 50 mK and 10 K, while maintaining the magnet at full field. The temperature stability is: ± 1 mK below 100 mK, ± 1% above 100 mK. There are no unstable temperature regions, the sample plate can be controlled accurately at any intermediate temperature.
Dedicated 1 K stage: This powerful intermediate stage is ideal for anchoring wires and other experimental services.
Fast cool-down time: The system cools from room temperature to base (< 50 mK) in < 24 hours.
Low vibration: 1 W pulse-tube cooler decoupled with flexible copper braids.
Sample space: The 1 K plate is 160 mm diameter. The mixing chamber plate is 150 mm diameter.
Wiring capacity: One 50 mm line-of-sight port for up to eight semi-rigid coaxes and three more ports for flexible wiring.
Ease of assembly: The vacuum cans and radiation shield flanges have key-way holes, which makes the cryostat easier to assemble by a single person.
Ease of use: Bolted magnet current leads (no soldering required), continuous operation over a wide temperature range, simple push-button cool down procedure and automatic operation.
Io has one 50 mm line-of-sight port which allows for up to eight semi-rigid coaxial lines to be installed. Four additional non-line-of-sight ports (two additional if a magnet is purchased) are available for a variety of flexible wiring options.
Flexible wiring options
A compact cryogen-free platform operating at 1 K or 50 mK
8 T Magnet
Customisable tail set
50 mK dilution refrigerator