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Lake Shore Spotlighting New VSM, Other Characterization Solutions at MRS Fall

Booth 501 to feature 8600 Series VSM and platforms for variable temperature material measurement.  

Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, will showcase a new electromagnet-based vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and other specialized platforms for temperature-dependent material characterization at next week’s MRS Fall Exhibit in Boston.

The 8600 Series VSM combines high sensitivity (33 nemu), rapid measurement speed (10 ms/pt), and simple operation in a system capable of accurately characterizing a broad range of materials with unprecedented ease.

The system enables researchers to characterize magnetic properties of solid, thin film, powder and liquid samples over a 4.2 K to 1273 K temperature range and at variable fields to 3.26 T.

The VSM particularly benefits research involving low-moment magnetic materials and first order reversal curve (FORC) measurements. Owing to its high sensitivity and FORC data acquisition protocols built into the system’s software, the VSM flies through complex FORC data collection sequences in a fraction of the time required on previous systems.

The entire system features a clean, ergonomic design that simplifies the user’s interaction with the VSM and ensures repeatable measurements.

Sample rods and temperature options are easy to install, and magnet poles are simple to adjust using Lake Shore’s unique ExactGAP™ indexed positioning, which enables pole gaps to be set at precise positions, eliminating the need to recalibrate after each option change.

Also at MRS Fall, Lake Shore will be discussing their:

  • Turnkey Model 8501 system for non-contact characterization of research-scale materials with spectral responses in the THz regime (200 GHz to 1.8 THz); the system features a high-field cryostat and superconducting magnet, allowing users to more easily characterize materials over a range of temperatures and field strengths.
  • High-performance, micro-manipulated cryogenic probe stations for on-wafer DC, RF, microwave or THz frequency (75 GHz and up) measurements at temperatures as low as 1.6 K and in fields to over 2 T. On display in the Lake Shore booth will be the affordable liquid cryogen-cooled Model TTPX probe station.
  • 8400 Series Hall effect measurement systems with an AC field Hall option for characterizing materials with very low mobilities, including many semiconductor and electronic materials, down to 0.001 cm^2/V s.

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About Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.

Supporting advanced research since 1968, Lake Shore Cryotronics ( is a leading innovator in measurement and control solutions for materials characterization under variable temperature and magnetic field conditions. High-performance product solutions from Lake Shore include cryogenic temperature sensors and instrumentation, magnetic test and measurement systems, probe stations, and precision materials characterizations systems that explore the electronic and magnetic properties of next-generation materials. Lake Shore serves an international base of research customers at leading university, government, aerospace, and commercial research institutions, and is supported by a global network of sales and service facilities.

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