How to Deal with the High Cost of Helium - Lake Shore Cryotronics
The high cost of helium is a big issue most researchers face. There are a number of reasons why helium is so costly and there are a few different ways to deal with the high cost. We will outline them here so you can make the best choice when deciding how to outfit your cryogenic laboratory.
Included in the download is a guide to choosing the right cryostat for your requirements.
- Conducting a consumption audit to account for all aspects of helium usage within your organisation
- What a helium reclamation system is, and if it’s a good fit for your situation
- How to lower costs using a recirculating gas cooler
- If closed-cycle refrigerator cryostats that require no cryogens might be your solution
Go from LHe to Cryogen Free
Convert a continuous flow cryostat to a cryogen-free system by adding a recirculating gas cooler (RGC).
- RGCs run helium in a closed loop, making a continuous-flow cryostat cryogen-free
- Samples can be changed without warming up the RGC, allowing fast turnaround times
- Compatible with ST and STVP cryostats and some LHe cryostats from other suppliers
- When used with an ST-500 cryostat, provides a low-vibration solution for microscopy applications
- Support long runtimes – with an RGC, a cryostat can operate for extended periods
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