The Physlab is equipped with a low-temperature, closed cycled helium cryostat, compressor, vacuum unit and water chiller / re-circulator. The cryostat is fitted with quartz optical windows, a Cernox temperature sensor and a 25 W heater. The cryostat can achieve temperatures in the vicinity of 7 K when subject to a vacuum of 1 mtorr.

 

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