Montana Instruments Corporation announces CryoCore™ – a new closed-cycle optical cryostat designed for entry-level cryogenics
BOZEMAN, MT – Montana Instruments Corporation, the pioneer of the first high-precision, fully-automated closed-cycle optical cryostat, announces the release of CryoCore™ – a streamlined cryogenic platform built for high-throughput electrical and optical materials characterization. The system is geared towards researchers who are unable to invest significant time or money into a cryogenic setup by providing cryogen-free operation, vibration-optimized tabletop mounting, direct sample and optical access, and built-in system monitoring and temperature control. The out-of-the box system is offered at $49,950 (U.S. list price).
“Despite the many application benefits of working at low temperatures, not all researchers are experts in cryogenics or have budget for complex cryogenic systems,” said CEO Mark Carroll. “With CryoCore, we’re offering a streamlined version of our standard technology, which allows more labs access to Montana Instruments’ cryogenic expertise to accelerate quantum materials research.”
Using extensive expertise in thermal and low-vibration design, CryoCore is a low-vibration, cryogen-free system that allows users to access cryogenic temperatures from 4.9 K – 350 K and jump-start research right out-of-the-box. Push-button cooling, automated temperature control, and an integrated vacuum system gets users up and running quickly without the need to monitor multiple pieces of equipment.
“Traditional low-cost, closed-cycle systems require heavy time investment by the end user to get them running and keep them running optimally,” explains VP of Engineering Josh Doherty. “We already know how to design usability into a high-performance system, and now we’ve made this more accessible for a larger group of potential users.”
The CryoCore platform includes a touchscreen user interface along with all control electronics, vacuum pumps, and monitoring systems required to automate the temperature control across the entire range. It provides five window ports, 12 low-frequency DC lines, and two high-frequency RF coax lines to accommodate a range of optical and electrical measurements.
“There is a lot of work happening behind the scenes in the quantum research space,” notes Carroll. “We’re positioned to serve users at all ends of that spectrum, from early-stage materials development, to quantum device testing, to workforce training in the undergraduate teaching labs. We’re excited about the opportunities for CryoCore to meet these needs, and we think our customers will be as well.”
For more information on the CryoCore, visit learn.montanainstruments.com/49950.
About Montana Instruments®
Specialists in the world of cold science automation, Montana Instruments designs, manufactures, and supports optical cryogenic systems for quantum materials research and the quantum computing, sensing, and networking industries. Visit the company’s website at www.montanainstruments.com or email [email protected].