The Low Temperature Module (LTM-CRYO) is retrofittable to the Alemnis Standard Assembly (ASA). It can be used in air but condensation may form on the sample surface so ideal operation should be in vacuum (e.g. inside a SEM). It comprises of independent tip and sample heating and cooling.

The Low Temperature Module (LTM-CRYO) consists of:

  • One sample holder with cooling capability down to 120K (-150°C) (in vacuum);
  • One indenter holder with cooling capability down to 120K (-150°C) (in vacuum);
  • Three thermal sensors (resolution < 0.1 °C);
  • Cooling braids, plate and tubing, incl. feedthroughs for the pipes;
  • Copper cooling block for liquid nitrogen
  • Electronics, cooling control, cables and connectors;
  • SEM feedthroughs for power and temperature sensors;
  • Low temperature control software (two independent temperature control loops: one for the sample, one for the indenter).


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