Closed-Cycle Cryogenic
Probe Station

ARS PS-CC Closed Cycle Cryogenic Probe Station

The ARS manufactured PS-CC Closed Cycle Cryogenic Probe Station provides a high vacuum cryogenic environment of up to <4 K - 800 K (with appropriate high temperature interface) for measuring multiple devices consecutively without breaking vacuum or warming the system. The ARS PS-CC Probe Station features up to eight probes with 1 μm sensitivity, 2 inch measurement area, < 1 μm vibration levels, fast sample cooldown, custom wiring for DC and microwave measurements (0-67 GHz), large optical access and optional 7:1 zoom microscope with ring light.

ARS manufactures both the cryocooler and the probe station at our headquarters in Macungie, PA, USA. This integrated approach ensures consistent performance and also facilitates diagnostics and service of the integrated system.



  • DC, RF properties

  • Microwave properties

  • MEMS

  • Nanoscale electronics

  • Superconductivity

  • Electrical and optical properties

  • Quantum dots and wires



Typical Configuration


Options & Upgrades

  • <4 K-800 K temperature range available

  • 2 in. test area

  • 2.75 in. clear view top window

  • Up to 6 micro-manipulated probe arms

  • 2 additional accessory ports

  • Thermally anchored triaxial single tip probe holders with
    replaceable tungsten tips

  • 1 µm sensitivity precision actuators

  • High stability spring-loaded linear motion stages

  • All stainless steel vacuum enclosure for low vacuum and
    fast pumping times

  • 7:1 zoom microscope with ring light

  • Super soft copper braids transmit maximum cooling power and minimal vibrations to cold stage

  • Elastomeric isolators on table for high frequency vibration dampening

  • Soft air mount feet for high shock and low frequency vibration dampening

  • Heated radiation shield for faster sample change

  • Cryogen free

  • DE-210 Cold Head

  • ARS-10HW Compressor

  • 2 helium hoses

  • Stainless steel vacuum enclosure

  • Nickel plated OFHC copper radiation shield

  • 1 high purity quartz window

  • 2 in. diameter sample stage

  • 4 micromanipulated probe arms

  • 10 tungsten DC probe tips

  • Instrumentation for temperature measurement and control:

    • 10 pin hermetic feedthrough

    • 50 ohm thermofoil heater

    • High Accuracy Cernox sensor for control

    • High Accuracy Cernox sensor with 4 in. free length for accurate sample measurement

  • Instrumentation for radiation shield temperature control:

    • 10 pin hermetic feedthrough

    • 2 50 ohm cartridge heaters

    • Silicon diode sensor curve matched to (± 0.5 K) for control

  • Sample holder for optical and electrical experiments

  • Temperature controller

  • Low vibration table