A probe station is an essential piece of equipment used in condensed matter physics for studying
the electrical properties of the materials. It provides a platform for the sample to interface with the electrical test equipment. During sample testing (for dielectric and ferroelectric measurements), electrical probes are in parallel plate configuration connected to the sample disc and make electrical connections to the sample. Here we present the design and implementation of a probe station project that was carried out for the high-temperature probe station under ambient pressure conditions.
The probe station was designed to have a durable, stable base and a 1” bottom electrode (Cu base plate). The top electrode is a Cu pointer wire which lowered on the sample surface to the make the electrical connection. The bottom electrode is seated on a flat heater as placed underneath. This electrode serves as a sample stage.