STVP-100-FTIR Cryostat for FTIR Spectroscopy


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Optical continuous flow cryostats for FTIR applications. These cryostats are similar to our standard model STVP-100 cryostats, but with the modifications for integrating the cryostat with your spectrometer system.


Standard Configuration

Similar in operation to the standard SuperTran-VP (STVP-100) cryostats, the STVP-100-FTIR includes a multiple position sample holder and a mounting flange to allow integration with a spectrometer. The sample is cooled by flowing vapor, and is therefore an ideal choice for studying materials that are difficult to cool by conduction.

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STVP-100-FTIR Mechanical Drawing

The drawing to the right shows a standard STVP-100 sample positioner with coarse translation and rotation. If more precise translation and/or rotation is required, a linear manipulator may be mounted on the sample positioner for more accurate positioning. The drawing illustrates typical Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) windows, which may be altered to suit the specific application. The sample tube diameter may also be specified.

Standard STVP-100-FTIR features include:

  • Sample in flowing vapor
  • Multiple position sample holder
  • Adjustable position sample positioner allowing sample rotation and translation
  • Silicon diode temperature sensors on sample mount and vaporizer
  • Mounting flange to fit spectrometer
  • High efficiency cryogen transfer line
  • Indium sealed, strain-relieved, cold windows
  • Liquid helium cooling

Options include:

  • Manually controlled precision linear and/or rotary manipulators
  • Remotely controlled linear manipulator and/or rotary stage
  • IR window materials, wedged or plane parallel
  • Range of sample tube sizes available
  • Liquid nitrogen cooling
  • Electrical access to the sample
  • A complete system solution including temperature controllers, pumping systems and storage dewars
  • Isothermal zone sample tube (provides uniform sample temperature and enhanced operation with LN2)
  • Base plate or mounting flange to interface with customer-owned spectrometer

Contact Janis today to find out how the STVP-100-FTIR can best suit your application.


System Specifications STVP-100-FTIR
Sample Environment Liquid or flowing vapor
Temperature Range <2 - 300 K
Initial Cooldown Time 15 minutes
Temperature Stability (with controller) 50 mK or less
Orientation Vertical for <4.5 K
System Weight (less transfer line) Approx. 15 lbs.
Cryogen Consumption (cooldown) 0.5 liters LHe from 325 K - 4.2 K
Cryogen Consumption (operation) 1.1 L/hr at 5 K w/LHe
NOTE: Specifications do not include parasitic or experimental heat loads.

Other Configurations

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Pictured to the right is a special model STVP-100-2-FTIR with:

  • Manually controlled precision linear manipulator for vertical positioning of samples with 2" travel.
  • Drum dial indicator for rotation of sample positioner along the vertical axis.
  • Indium sealed cold windows (PPN and ZnSe)
STVP-100-FTIR continuous flow cryostat with ZnSe outer windows in one axis and Polyethylene windows in the other axis. Janis Research, cryogenicsSTVP-100-FTIR with special compact 3-position precision sample positionerSTVP-100-FTIR from Janis Research with mounting flange designed for use in Bomem FTIR spectrometer, cryogenics

STVP-100-FTIR with Mounting Flange Designed for Use in a Bomem FTIR Spectrometer
The cryostat to the right was designed for use in a Bomem FTIR spectrometer. It has ZnSe outer windows in one axis and Polyethylene windows in the other axis. The user requested a precision sample positioner with a special compact three-position sample holder and a manual precision linear/rotary manipulator.


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