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Cryogenics and Low Temperature Physics

Priorities of Research & Development and Services

Within the ILK main department Cryogenics and Low Temperature Physics cryocoolers, millikelvin cooling systems and cryogenic components are developed. Furthermore material properties under low temperatures are researched. In addition the cryopreservation of biosystems and applications for the cryomedicine are investigated.

The department manufactures non-metallic cryostats and thermomechanical pumps without moving parts for superfluid helium. Furthermore its offer services like the investigation of components or physical measurements such as the determination of thermal material properties under low temperatures, leakage and temperature cycling tests.

The interdisciplinary team of engineers and physicists, supported by technicians and laboratory assistants, covers the following fields.


  • Cryocooler (pulse tube principle)
  • Cryostats, mainly glass fibre reinforced cryostats
  • Cryogenic components
  • Design and testing of special cryo systems
  • Calibration of low temperature sensors
  • Cryogenic liquid pumps (in situ solutions)

Low Temperature Physics

  • Thermal engines
  • Material properties under low temperatures
  • Sensor technology under low temperatures
  • Low temperature surface analysis
  • Millikelvin cooling systems (cryogen free)
  • Hydrogen technology

Life Sciences

  • Application of low temperatures in medicine
  • Cryopreservation of biosystems
  • Development of 3D collagen scaffolds
  • Designing of cryoprotocols
  • Freezing and Storing Biopharmaceuticals
  • Food cooling
  • Investigation of biomaterials
  • Vitrification


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Bertolt-Brecht-Allee 20, 01309 Dresden

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