Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces

Hybrid Nanoscale Interfaces

The HelioxVL by Oxford Instruments is range of single shot 3He system that allows users to access base tem-perature of 255 mK for extended periods of time. Our system is extensively used for the electric and thermoe-lectric characterization of a range of nanoscale devices. 

  • Superior thermal performance thanks to patented vapour cooled sorption pump 
  • Requires only 2.7L of liquid to cool from room temperature 
  • Grease cone seal for quick and easy sample exchange 
  • Automatically pumped IVC using a sorb 
  • Base temperature < 255 mK for > 90 hours 
  • 40 μW of cooling power available at 290 mK for > 10 hours 
  • Large temperature range from 255 mK to 300 K 
  • Optimal temperature stability: ± 3 mK to T ≤ 1.2K and ± 0.1 K for T > 1.2 K
  • Self-contained 3He sorption pump minimises footprint 
For training on the HelioxVL system or for any general information, please contact Dr. Jian Zhang or Dr. Mickael Perrin.


Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces Laboratory

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Prof. Dr. Mickael Lucien Perrin
Group Leader Quantum Devices

Deputy Head of Laboratory

Phone: +41 58 765 4610

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