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Institute of Scientific Instruments, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.
Group of Cryogenics and Superconductivity  

Laboratory of cryogenics was established as a part of „Nuclear Magnetic Resonance" department at the Institute of Scientific Instruments in 1967

PhD Study



          Universities and R&D Institutions
Department of Low-Temperature Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University
Dept. Physical Engineering, Faculty Mech. Eng., Brno Univ. of Technology - low temperature STM
CERN, Compass Experiment

Chart Ferox - heat flow analysis in cryogenic vessels
Prvni brnenska strojirna Velka Bites, a.s. (The 1st Brno Machine works) - low temperature expansion turbines
RUAG Space Austria (Austrian Aerospace)  -  thermal superinsulation

          Groups at ISI
Microlithography Laboratory   -  AFM microscopy, lithography
Special Technologies Laboratory  - electron beam welding, vacuum soldering, magnetron sputtering
Laboratories of Electron Microscopy and Image Analysis   - SEM, EDAX
(in Czech)
Lasers and interferometry  -  thin layers evaporation (partly in Czech)
Mechanical workshops


IIR - Vicepresidency of the commision A1 (Dr.A.Srnka) of the International Institute of Refrigeration
EVITHERM - Virtual Institute for Thermal Metrology

  Facilities and tools
  • Refrigerator-He Liquiefier, He recovery system, LHe Dewars
  • Ultra-high vacuum equipment, UHV joints and sealing,  leak tester
  • Cryopump, turbomolecular pumps, diaphragm pump, oil pumps
  • Quadrupole mass spectrometer QMS 200
  • Experimental bucket cryostats of diameters from 150 to 400 mm
  • Temperature monitors and controllers LakeShore 218, 332, 340
  • Temperature and pressure sensors
  • Precise pressure controller for helium bath cryostats
  • Magnetometer MetroLab PT2025,  from 0.7 T  to 13.7 T