Cryogenic Probe Station with Horizontal Field Superconducting Magnet - Model CPX-HF from Lake Shore Cryotronics

The Model CPX-HF is a versatile cryogenic micromanipulated probe station used for non-destructive magnetic testing of devices on full and partial wafers up to 25 mm (1 in) in diameter. The CPX-HF cryogenic probe station is a platform for measurement of magneto-transport, electrical, electrooptical, parametric, high Z, DC, RF, and microwave properties of materials and test devices. Nanoscale electronics, quantum wires and dots, semiconductors, superconductors, and spintronic devices are typical materials measured in a CPX-HF cryogenic probe station. A wide selection of probes, cables, sample holders, and options makes it possible to configure the CPX-HF to meet your specific measurement applications.

Mounted on a non-magnetic table, the CPX-HF is equipped with a 10 kOe (1 T) horizontal split-pair superconducting magnet. The CPX-HF operates over a temperature range of 4.2 K to 400 K. With options, the base temperature can be extended down to 2 K. The probe station provides efficient temperature operation and control with a continuous refrigeration system using either helium or nitrogen*. Vapor-cooled shielding optimizes efficiency and intercepts blackbody radiation before it reaches the sample. A control heater on the sample stage along with the magnet stage and radiation shield heaters provides the probe station with fast thermal response.

The CPX-HF is user configured with up to four ultrastable micro-manipulated stages, each providing precise 3-axis control of the probe position to accurately land the probe tip on device features. Proprietary probe tips in a variety of sizes and materials minimize thermal mass and optimize electrical contacts to the device under test.

For increased versatility, CPX-HF options include a 2 K base temperature stage, high vacuum, vibration isolation systems, LN2 Dewar kit*, higher magnification microscope, vacuum turbo pumping system, and fiber optic probe arm modification

Key Features

Key features of the Lake Shore Model CPX-HF Crogenic Probe Station include:

  • 10 kOe (1 T) horizontal field superconducting magnet
  • High stability operation from 2 K to 400 K
  • Sample can be maintained at room temperature while system cools, reducing potential for condensation
  • Multiple radiation shields optimized to minimize cryogen consumption
  • Sample stage with ±5° in-plane rotation
  • Measurements from DC to 67 GHz
  • Optional high vacuum to 10-7 torr
  • Accommodates up to 25 mm (1 in) diameter wafers
  • Configurable with up to four thermally anchored micro-manipulated probe arms
  • Probe arms with 3-axis adjustments and ±5° theta planarization
  • Cables, shields, and guards minimize electrical noise and thermal radiation losses
  • Options and accessories for customization to specific research needs

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