Equipment |Cryogenic Probe Stations

Cryogenic Probe Stations

As semiconductor devices become more compact and state-of-the-art materials are increasingly used to make them, the qualities of these devices are becoming more and more exotic. Researchers have found that most of the essential semiconductor studies done today must be performed at cryogenic temperatures, where low thermodynamic energies allow for more precise testing. Cryogenic probe stations supply a high-vacuum cryogenic environment for practical, reliable testing of electro-optical, direct current, radio frequency or microwave attributes of semiconductors, early-stage devices, circuits, and materials, including unique photovoltaic materials. Typical devices tested by cryogenic probe stations include nanoscale electronics, quantum wires and dots, semiconductors, superconductors, and spintronic devices.