Janis Laboratory Cryosystems

Janis has equipment for a variety of experiments that use liquid helium, liquid nitrogen or are cryogen free. Please look at our products listed below. For more detailed specifications please click on the product heading below.

Liquid Helium

Liquid Nitrogen

Gryogen Free

Continuous Flow, Variable Temperature Cryostats, Sample in Vacuum (SuperTran series)

These continuous flow cryostats are a fast and flexible way of reaching low temperatures in the laboratory. Lightweight and inexpensive they can be operated in any orientation, accessing a temperature range of 1.4 K to 325 K, and are available in both optical and non-optical configurations for a wide range of applications. Options include systems designed for specific experiments such as microscopy or FTIR spectroscopy, and temperatures as high as 700 K can be reached. All systems are supplied with a high efficiency continuous flow helium transfer line and include standard components which can be interchanged with other systems for maximum versatility.

Continuous Flow, Variable Temperature Cryostats, Sample in Vapor (SuperTran-VP series)

These continuous flow cryostats utilize a sample-in-vapor configuration allowing fast sample exchange and efficient cooling for samples where good thermal contact with the sample holder is difficult. Like the SuperTran cryostats, a temperature range of 1.4 K to 325 K is accessible and both optical and non-optical systems are available. Options include systems designed for specific experiments such as FTIR spectroscopy.

Custom-Engineered Systems

In addition to our complete line of laboratory cryogenic equipment, Janis Research offers a wide range of award winning custom system design capabilities. With in-house computing facilities, computerized designs and manufacturing capabilities, Janis' experienced physicists and engineers are readily available to discuss your special requirements for any type of cryogenic application.

Liquid Helium Research Dewars (CNDT, RD, CNRD and VSRD series)

Liquid nitrogen shielded and superinsulated dewars with demountable or non-demountable bottom flanges, available in a range of sizes and cryogen capacities. All dewars are thermally cycled and leak tested before leaving the factory to ensure that our high standards are maintained.

Micro-manipulated Probe Systems

State-of-the-art Micro-manipulated Probe Systems for advanced on-wafer process and device characterization with probes for measurements between DC and high frequency (up to 40GHz), in a variety of footprints. These systems can be used with liquid helium or liquid nitrogen, and cover temperatures between ~5 K and 450 K. Complete systems include X-Y-Z translation and rotation stages, microscopes, cameras, video monitors and pumping stations.

Superconducting Magnet Systems (SuperVariMag, OptiMag, SuperOptiMag and SuperMag)

Janis Research offers complete superconducting magnet systems with variable temperature inserts and optical access to the high field region. Magnetic fields as high as 17 Tesla are now routinely supplied with quick sample exchange into a flowing helium vapor, a static helium vapor or a UHV environment. Independent variable temperature inserts provide temperatures from a few milliKelvin up to several hundred K, in various types of cryostats. Standard systems use liquid helium cooling for the magnet and the insert, and can also incorporate a mechanical cooler to reduce the helium consumption.

AC Susceptometer Coils

Janis Research offers a set of AC susceptometer coils that are designed to make relative measurements of magnetic phase transitions.

Ultra Low Temperature Systems

Janis Research offers a complete family of ultra low temperature cryogenic products including dilution refrigerators, 3Helium systems, and ADR cryostats. Standard system designs are on hand for review and modification to fit virtually all experimental requirements and constraints.

Variable Temperature Cryostats, Exchange Gas (VariTemp series)

Variable temperature cryostats with the sample located in a column of static exchange gas, or in vacuum. These systems offer excellent temperature stability and are used with LHe and LN2 as needed.

Variable Temperature Cryostats Flowing Vapor (SuperVariTemp series)

These variable temperature cryostats use flowing vapor to cool the sample to temperatures of between 1.4 K and 300 K. The sample positioner is top loading for fast sample exchange, and both optical and non-optical configurations are available.

Variable Temperature Cryostats Flowing Vapor High Efficiency (SuperVariTemp Model 400)

Using the basic design of the SuperVariTemp cryostats, this high-efficiency cryostat is designed to provide low cryogen consumption and high temperature homogeneity and stability. Available in both optical and non-optical configurations, this cryostat is the ideal choice for experiments requiring extremely long hold times or minimal temperature fluctuations. Temperatures of up to 400 K can be reached on the standard systems, with the option of temperatures as high as 600 K on non-optical systems.

Detector Cooling Systems

Janis Research offers a variety of standard and custom designed cryostats for cooling detectors to 4.2 K, 300 mK or 100 mK, with an option for a built in variable temperature insert for operation up to 300 K or higher. These are available in non-magnetic stainless steel or aluminum light weight construction, with special dewars for telescope systems that operate in various orientations. Contact us for a specific design to match your requirement.

Variable Temperature Cryostats Sample in Vacuum (VPF series)

The Janis VPF cryostat is an inexpensive liquid nitrogen cryostat offering operating temperatures from 65 K to 800 K and sample in vacuum configuration. Options include systems designed for specific experiments such as FTIR spectroscopy.

Variable Temperature Cryostats – Sample in Vapor (VNF series)

The VNF cryostat offers an operating temperature range of 60 K - 325 K with sample in flowing nitrogen vapor. It also features quick refill capability with included funnel assembly.

Continuous Flow, Variable Temperature Cryostats – Sample in Vacuum (SuperTran series)

These continuous flow cryostats are a fast and flexible way of reaching low temperatures in the laboratory. Lightweight and inexpensive they can be operated in any orientation, accessing a temperature range of 1.4 K to 325 K, and are available in both optical and non-optical configurations for a wide range of applications. Options include systems designed for specific experiments such as microscopy or FTIR spectroscopy, and temperatures as high as 700 K can be reached. All systems are supplied with a high efficiency continuous flow helium transfer line and include standard components which can be interchanged with other systems for maximum versatility.

Custom-Engineered Systems

In addition to our complete line of laboratory cryogenic equipment, Janis Research offers a wide range of award winning custom system design capabilities. With in-house computing facilities, computerized designs and manufacturing capabilities, Janis' experienced physicists and engineers are readily available to discuss your special requirements for any type of cryogenic application.

Micro-manipulated Probe Systems

State-of-the-art Micro-manipulated Probe Systems for advanced on-wafer process and device characterization with probes for measurements between DC and high frequency (up to 40GHz), in a variety of footprints. These systems can be used with liquid helium or liquid nitrogen, and cover temperatures between ~5 K and 450 K. Complete systems include X-Y-Z translation and rotation stages, microscopes, cameras, video monitors and pumping stations.

Detector Cooling Systems (DCD series)

Janis Research offers a variety of standard and custom designed cryostats for cooling detectors to 77 K, with an option for a built in variable temperature insert for operation up to 700 K or higher. These are available in non-magnetic stainless steel or aluminum light weight construction, with special systems for CCD, camera heads and detector arrays cooling and other multi-orientation units for use in a variety of transmission applications ranging from IR and visible light to X-rays and Gamma-rays.

Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator Systems

Cryogen-free, two-stage adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator (ADR) offers a typical hold time of more than three days below 100 mK with no added heat load (reaching a base temperature of approximately 60 mK).

Cryogen-free He-3 Cryostat

Janis has developed a cryogen-free He-3 cryostat, which uses a two stage Gifford-McMahon cryo-cooler for He-3 condensation. After the He-3 gas is condensed, an internal charcoal sorption pump is used to pump the He-3 pot down to near 300 mK.

Closed Cycle Refrigerator Systems – 10 K

Utilizing a Gifford-McMahon cooling cycle with a lead regenerator, these systems provide a simple means of reaching temperatures as low as 8 K in a range of experimental configurations. These systems may be operated in any orientation.

Closed Cycle Refrigerator Systems – 4 K

Janis Research Company is currently the sole North American distributor of 4 Kelvin, two stage, Gifford McMahon refrigerators manufactured by the Cryogenic Department of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., of Japan. These state of the art closed cycle refrigerators provide from 0.1 to 1.5 Watts of cooling power at 4.2 K, with a base temperature of less than 3 K (with no parasitic or experimental heat loads). They feature the same reliability and ease of use which characterize more conventional 10K refrigerator systems and can be integrated with the same variety of optical/non-optical, sample in vacuum / exchange gas cryostat configurations as our 10 K lines of refrigerators.

Cryogenic Cold Traps

Closed Cycle Cold Traps Systems are supplied in a variety of customized configurations for operation at precisely controlled temperatures between 8 K and 400 K.

Superconducting Magnet System – Cryogen Free

Janis Research is proud to announce that it is the sole North American distributor of high-quality CRYOGEN FREE superconducting magnet systems from Japan Superconductor Technology Inc. (JASTEC). These magnet systems use the same 4K Sumitomo Heavy Industry coolers also distributed by Janis. Standard and custom systems are available. And like our liquid helium-cooled magnet systems, they can be incorporated with variable temperature inserts.

Pulse Tube Refrigerator Systems

The latest innovations from the Sumitomo Heavy Industries R and D labs are low-vibration pulse tube refrigerators. This exciting new technology is enhanced by the addition of a remote cold head motor and valve unit, eliminating another source of vibration at the cold finger. With base temperatures of 45 K or 55 K, and a cooling power of 10 W at 77 K or 5 W at 80 K for Single Stage; and base temperatures of less than 3.5 K, and a cooling power of 0.5W at 4.2 K for Two Stage, these new refrigerators are ideal for applications where low vibration levels are critical, including detector cooling.

Split Stirling Systems

Sumitomo Heavy Industries is now offering a Stirling cycle miniature cryocooler. This small, lightweight cooler is ideal for cooling sensors and other electronics when low power consumption is important. This split Stirling cooler has a mean time before failure of 24,000 hours, a cooling capacity of 1 W at 80 K and has a power consumption of only 55 W.

Custom-Engineered Systems

In addition to our complete line of laboratory cryogenic equipment, Janis Research offers a wide range of award winning custom system design capabilities. With in-house computing facilities, computerized designs and manufacturing capabilities, Janis' experienced physicists and engineers are readily available to discuss your special requirements for any type of cryogenic application.

Detector Cooling Systems (DCD series)

Systems are available in both closed and open cycle configurations and are suitable for use in a variety of military, commercial and research applications.