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CS210B UHV Cryostat

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CS210SB True UHV Cold Head with 6" CF Flange

The ARS manufactured CS210B is our most powerful true UHV cold head (10-11 Torr). As with our other true UHV cryocoolers, all of the rubber o-ring seals have been replaced with welded joints and metal seals. A CF flange is directly welded to the cryocooler.

These true UHV systems are bakeable to 80 C, and the 10 K CS210AB is bakeable to 200 C if the displacer is removed. (Special training required.)

Cold tip extensions are available to put the sample right where it is needed in the chamber.

The large CS210B also has the option of flanged heat stations to provide solid thermal contact for larger samples and cold stages.

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  • UHV
  • Surface science
  • Photoemission spectroscopy
  • Nozzle cooling
  • True UHV (10-11 Torr)
  • Maximum cooling power
  • Bakeable
  • Open sample space
  • Optional cold tip extensions
  • Cryogen free
  • Operation in any orientation
  • Fully customizable
Typical Configuration
  • Cold head (DE-210AB)
  • Compressor (ARS-10HW)
  • 2 helium hoses
  • True UHV welded stainless steel instrumentation skirt with 8 in. rotatable CF flange
  • Nickel plated OFHC copper radiation shield terminating 0.125 in. short of the cold tip
  • Instrumentation for temperature measurement and control:
    • 10 pin UHV feedthrough
    • 50 ohm thermofoil heater
    • Silicon diode sensor curve matched to (± 0.5 K) for control
    • Calibrated silicon diode sensor (±12 mK) with 4 in. free length for accurate sample measurement
  • Wiring for electrical experiments:
    • 10 pin feedthrough
    • 4 copper wires
  • Sample holder for optical and electrical experiments
  • Temperature controller
Options and Upgrades
  • 6 and 10 in. rotatable CF flanges available
  • 4 K cold head (0.8 W @ 4.2 K)
  • Turbo upgrade for faster cooldown times
  • 450 K high temperature interface
  • 800 K high temperature interface
  • Custom temperature sensor configuration (please contact our sales staff)
  • Custom wiring configurations (please contact our sales staff)
  • Sample holder upgrades (custom sample holders available)

The ARS Advantage

4 K, 5.5 K, 10 K Fine-Tuned For Your Temperature Range
A Selection of ARS Manufactured Displex Cold Heads

The DE-210SB cold head is a precision machine carefully tuned to achieve temperatures below 3 K with 0.8 W of cooling power at 4.2 K.

The DE-210ABcold head is a rugged workhorse built with power and durability in mind, achieving temperatures below 9 K with 4 W of cooling power at 10 K.

High Temperature Options
800K Interface Manufactured by ARS

Our high temperature interfaces use a unique combination of mechanical and thermodynamic properties to create a high temperature thermal disconnect between the cold head and the sample space. This allows for heating of the sample space far in excess of the maximum 355 K temperature of our cryocoolers.

450 K The Easy Way

Our 450 K interface is a simple semi-permanent addition to the cold tip that expands the upper sample temperature range by 95 K utilizing most of the same instrumentation as our standard cryocoolers.

800 K - Pouring on the Heat

Our specially designed 800 K interface goes beyond the standard techniques to provide a unique system that maximizes thermal conduction at low temperatures while minimizing heat transfer at high temperatures. Beyond the safe operating temperature of silicon diodes, the standard sensors are replaced with E-type thermocouples and platinum RTDs.

Wired the Right Way - Your Way
Thermally Anchored Sensor Wiring on the DE-202 Cold Tip

Our technicians painstakingly wrap each cold head for optimum thermal anchoring. We offer you the choice of a variety of wiring options, from our standard offerings of single strand copper and low noise coaxial wiring packages to any number of custom wiring configurations.

Typical instrumentation for temperature measurement and control include one 50 ohm thermofoil heater, one curve matched silicon diode for rough temperature control, and one free length calibrated diode for direct attachment to the sample or sample holder for accurate temperature measurement. Silicon diode sensors are favored heavily for most standard applications because of their low cost, durability, and stability, but we do offer a wide variety of other sensors for different applications such as Cernox sensors for high magnetic fields, E-type thermocouples for 4 K-800 K measurements, and platinum RTDs for accurate high temperature measurements.

Our wide selection of wiring and instrumentation is matched by an equally wide selection of temperature controllers from Cryocon, Lake Shore, and Scientific Instruments.

A Sample Holder for Every Measurement
SHOE-1C Sample Holder for Optical and Electrical Experiments

Whether the measurement is optical or electrical in nature, the sample large or small, we have a sample holder for almost any measurement. The CS210*B can accept all but our largest sample holders. Like all of our cold fingers, the DE-210 has a 1/4-28 threaded hole on the cold tip to mount the sample holder. So even if you do not find what you need from our wide variety of sample holders there is always the option of attaching a custom sample holder.

Water Cooled Compressor For Your Convenience
The ARS-2HW Compressor

The water cooled ARS-10HW compressor that powers the DE-210 Series cold heads has many benefits that are amplified in small laboratory settings. The water cooling redirects heat energy that would otherwise be dumped into the lab by a large cooling fan. The lack of a large cooling fan also dramatically reduces the noise of these compressors (only 60 dBA). Additionaly with minimum air circulation, the air currents and dust are kept to a minimum. The high efficiency heat exchanger results in low water usage and saves space inside the compressor, giving it a small footprint.

Easy Do-It-Yourself Maintenance
DE-202 Disassembled for Service

The ARS DE-210 Closed Cycle Cryocooler operates on a pneumatically driven Gifford-McMahon refrigeration cycle that is both mechanically simple and robust.

12,000-Hour Maintenance Cycle

Over time the internal components of the cold head begin to wear. Eventually the performance of the cold head will decline and some time after 12,000 hours certain internal components need to be replaced or refurbished. With most closed cycle cryocoolers the only option is to send the cold head back to the manufacturer for service.

A Second Option

The simplicity of the ARS pneumatically driven cryocooler allows for another option. Our customers can purchase a service kit for our 10 K and 5.5 K cryocoolers that replaces all of the worn components. This service kit can be ordered ahead of time and reduce down time to a matter of hours instead of weeks.

CS210*B Specifications

Cooling Technology-
  DE-210 Closed Cycle Cryocooler
  Refrigeration Type Pneumatically Driven Gifford-McMahon Cycle
  Liquid Cryogen Usage None, Cryogen Free
  DE-210AB < 10 K - 350 K
  DE-210SB < 3 K - 350 K
  With 800 K Interface (Base Temp + 2 K) - 800 K
  With 450 K Interface (Base Temp + 2 K) - 450 K
  Stability 0.1 K
  *Based on bare cold head with a closed radiation shield, and no additional sources of experimental or parasitic heat load.
Sample space-
  Diameter Large
Open radiation shield
  Height Large
Open radiation shield
  Sample Holder Attachment 1/4-28 screw
  Sample Holder View our Sample Holder Collection
Optical Access-
  Window Ports N/A
  Diameter N/A
  Clear view N/A
  #/F N/A
  Window Material View our Wide Selection of Window Materials
Temperature Instrumentation and Control (Standard)-
  Heater 1 - 50 ohm Thermofoil Heater Anchored on Cold Tip
  Control Sensor 1 - Curve Matched Silicon Diode
  Sample Sensor 1 - Calibrated Silicon Diode
  Custom Instrumentation Contact ARS for available Options
Instrumentation Access-
  Instrumentation Skirt True UHV Welded Stainless Steel
  Instrumentation Ports 2
  Instrumentation Wiring Contact our sales staff for wiring options
Vacuum Shroud-
  Material N/A
  Length N/A
  Diameter N/A (at the sample space)
  Width N/A (at the sample space)
Radiation Shield-
  Material OFHC Copper, Nickel Plated
  Attachment Threaded
  Optical Access Open end
Radiation shield terminates 0.125" short of cold tip (customer specified)
Cryostat Footprint-
  Overall Length 613 mm (24.12in)
335 mm (13.19 in) standard Flange to Tip Dimension
  Motor Housing Diameter 156 mm (6.14 in)
Chamber Interface-
  Flanges CF, ISO
  Size 6", 8", 10"

Cryocooler Specifications

Cryocooler Model DE-210AB DE-210SB
  Frequency 60 Hz 50 Hz 60 Hz 50 Hz
    Base Temperature < 9 K < 9 K < 3 K < 3 K
    Cooling Capacity- 4.2 K - - 0.8 W 0.8 W
  10 K 4 W 4 W 9 W 9 W
  20 K 17 W 17 W 16 W 16 W
  77 K 25 W 25 W 25 W 26 W
    Radiation Shield Cooling Capacity 60 W 60 W 60 W 60 W
       (1st Stage Cooling Capacity at 77 K)        
    Maximum Cylinder Temperature 355 K 355 K
    Cooldown Time- 20 K 35 min 35 min 40 min 40 min
  Base Temperature 70 min 70 min 80 min 80 min
    Weight Expander 14 kg (31 lbs) 15 kg (33 lbs)
Compressor Model ARS-10HW ARS-10HW
    Standard Voltage Min 208 V 190 V 208 V 190 V
  Max 230 V 2210 V 230 V 210 V
    Power Usage Three Phase 7.7 kW 7.7 kW 7.7 kW 7.7 kW
    Dimensions: L 483 mm (19 in) 483 mm (19 in)
  W 534 mm (21.0 in) 534 mm (21.0 in)
  H 618 mm (24.3 in) 618 mm (24.3 in)
    Weight Compressor 113 kg (250 lbs) 113 kg (250 lbs)
    Typical Maintenance Cycle 30,000 hours 30,000 hours
Drawing of a CS210*B True UHV Cold Head

True UHV Coldhead
Maximum Cooling Power

ARS-10HW Compressor Drawing


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Ultra high vacuum cold head with flexible thermal links for sample translation