(redirected from cryostats)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


An apparatus used to maintain constant low temperature.

cry′o·stat′ic adj.


(General Engineering) an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature or a vessel in which a substance is stored at a low temperature


(ˈkraɪ əˌstæt)

an apparatus used to maintain chemical or organic samples at a very low constant temperature.
cry`o•stat′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cryostat - a thermostat that operates at very low temperatures
thermoregulator, thermostat - a regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat
References in periodicals archive ?
Quantum materials, fundamental particle physics, magnetism and other cryogenic-related studies use liquid helium and cryostats as standard tools for research.
The market disruptive technology embodied in the PanScan Freedom provides low-temperature scanning probe microscope functionality at temperatures previously only achieved with liquid helium flow cryostats. The Pan Scan Freedom is perfect for researchers who would have never previously considered a cryogenic SPM due to the high cost and complicated operation.
"Cryostats market to grow at a CAGR of 6% between 2016 and 2022"
We have designed a modular instrument composed of two cryostats built from ultrapure electroformed copper, with each cryostat capable of housing over 20 kg of P-PC detectors.
The unit is particularly valuable in cooling samples where equipment space or sample motion precludes use of cryostats or similar closed chambers.
Applications include cryogenic imaging systems for remote sensing and security surveillance, basic materials research in cryostats, and microelectronic inspection and testing using cooled ultra-sensitive photon detectors.
This consultation concerns the acquisition, supply, delivery, installation, commissioning, and training in the use of a helium liquefaction-recondensation plant to recycle helium gas evaporated when using cryostats and refueling these cryostats.
Moreover, millikelvin (mK) cryostats can keep materials just a few hundredths of a degree above absolute zero (-273 C).
Contract award notice: 3he / 4he dilution cryostats / 3he / 4he dilution cryostat (germany-darmstadt: Laboratory, Optical and precision equipments (excl.)
Over the past 5 years, people have been finding more applications for compact microscope cryostats. Current research involves trying to resolve ever-smaller signals, and a microscope cryostat permits the use of both a stronger excitation source and a more efficient detector.
"Starting with the Gemini and Apollo missions in the 1960s to the more recent Spitzer Space Telescope, which played a role in the recent discovery of the seven exoplanets in the Trappist-1 system, Ball Aerospace's cryostats have enabled our customers to successfully meet their mission objectives," said Jim Oschmann, Ball Aerospace vice president and general manager, civil space business unit.