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The DRY ICE 1.0K is a bottom loading cryostat providing large numbers of access ports and wiring options alongside the ability to take a large experimental heat-load, perfect for everyday research and quantum computing at low temperatures. The system can run continuously at a base temperature of 1.1K or in single-shot mode at 1.0K for a hold time of 12 hours. If lower temperatures are required, the system can be upgraded to run continuously at 0.8K or at 0.73K for 16 hours in single-shot mode. 

In order to minimise vibration, the system uses a remote motor and includes our ICE Sock Technology. The cryostat is supported by a single support frame for ease of access to the sample space however vibration can be reduced further using one of our ICE Anti-Vibration Frames.

System customisations include:

  • Easy integration of low temperature nanopositioners for up to 6 axes of sample translation

  • Optical access via a large variety of window materials

  • Solenoid, split-pair and vector rotate magnets up to 14 Tesla

  • Split OVC for easy access to the sample

  • Camera for imaging of samples at less than 50µm resolution

  • Multiple access ports for custom fitting of fibre optic, DC and coax lines 

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Temperature range 1.1K to 325K  0.73K to 325K
Cooling power 80mW @ 1.4K, 320mW @ 1.64K
Temperature Stability ± 0.5mK at 1.3K
Sample environment Vacuum or exchange gas
Sample space D. 320mm L. 300mm  as standard (custom sizes available)
Vibration at sample  ± 100nm (anti-vibration options available)
Cool down time to Base Temperature 16 hours
Compressor Air or water cooled options available
Wiring  DC, RF and fiber optic options available
Optical access  Up to five windows available including Sapphire, Quartz and Spectrosil (see window materials)
Continuous Base temperature 1.2K 0.8K
Single Shot Base Temperature 1.1K  0.73K
Hold time 16 Hours
Temperature controller Lakeshore 336 as standard (Other controllers available on request)
Magnetic Field Solenoid, Split pair and Vector magnets available
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EeroQ Quantum Hardware

''I am a co-founder of a quantum technology company based in Chicago, USA. The technologies we develop in our laboratory involve superconducting circuits and superfluid electron substrates. in our R&D process, it is essential to characterize devices at temperatures close to 1K using cryogenic components of considerable mass, and with quick turnaround times. These requirements led us to purchase the ICEOxford DRY ICE 1K system in March 2022. The system was delivered in October, with on-site installation completed by an ICEOxford engineer in November.

I am very impressed by the performance of our system. In particular, the efficient utilization of the cooling power available from the GM coldhead allows us to cool to a base temperature of 1.1K in a little over 12 hours. Temperatures below 1K are then easily attainable in '1shot' mode. Once at base temperature, the cryostat performance is extremely stable, with no adjustment of the needle valve impedance necessary. The warm-up time is also short, thanks to heat switches mounted between the cold stages, meaning that we can in principle turn around experiments in just over 24h hours. The experimental space is large, allowing us to mount several experiments simultaneously. The wiring for both dc and RF signals was installed according to our specifications. The anti-vibration mechanism works well, with a marked drop in vibrations transmitted to the cryostat when the damping bellows are inflated.

Throughout the procurement, installation and initial testing of the system, ICEOxford have responded to our queries and requests in a very timely and knowledgeable manner. I have been very impressed with the experience and technical knowledge of their staff. I am not aware of the other closed cycle4He cryostats on the market that are capable of achieving such low base temperatures with such rapid cool-down times. I would therefore not hesitate to recommend the ICEOxford Dry Ice 1K cryostat to any researchers working at temperatures down to 1K.''

Dr. David Rees

VP Engineering

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  • Electron on superfluid helium Quantum Computing
  • Photonic Quantum Computing
  • Super Conducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector 
  • Silicon-Based Quantum Computing
  • Electron Transport Measurements


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