Overcoming the challenges of cryogenic magnetic field measurements

With the growth in use, complexity, and strength of superconducting magnets, the need to characterize the fields they produce is growing as well. There are a multitude of complicating factors that make this a challenging prospect. There are many options for taking a measurement in this situation, but how do you know whether the reading you take it really measuring what you think you’re measuring? Source: Lakeshore…

How does a demagnetizer work? YouTuber uses our teslameter to find out

In the words of our favorite YouTuber, “I have always wondered how the inexpensive magnetizer-demagnetizer tool works. What’s inside it? And why are there stairs inside the demagnetizer opening?” Watch Brainiac75’s latest video, in which he sets out to answer these questions with the help of our F71 teslameter (while also offering a preview of the instrument’s forthcoming live plotting feature): Source: Lakeshore…

Improving efficiency and ensuring compliance in the pharmaceutical industry

Today, it seems like everyone is talking about digitalization – and for good reason. Done properly, digitalization can unlock a whole host of benefits for companies including greater efficiency, cost savings, and the ability to do data analysis. But in order to harness these rewards, digitalization needs to be carried out in a smart way – especially in the pharmaceutical industry where compliance and patient safety are the key drivers. …

FastHall Station aids wide-bandgap semiconductor research at Georgia Tech

A new paper detailing the work of Georgia Tech researchers developing wide-bandgap semiconductor devices references the use of our new FastHall™ measurement technology for validating conductivity type and carrier concentrations of samples grown using a metal modulated epitaxy (MME) technique. Source: Lakeshore…

8600 Series VSM used for magnetic micro-robot as well as Wiegand wire research

Two recently published papers highlight the utility of our 8600 Series VSM for magnetic materials research: one in support of the development of a magnetic micro-robot for possible medical applications, and the other relating to magnetic sensing technology. Source: Lakeshore…

Why is my dilution refrigerator not getting to base temperature?

As dilution refrigerator (DR) designs enable temperatures that edge ever closer to absolute zero, the ability to accurately achieve and measure base temperatures becomes an increasing challenge. Source: Lakeshore…

The lock-in amplifier explained and reimagined

Measurement of electrical signals, voltage, and current is one of the most important methods used by researchers to characterize electronic materials. But electrical signals are often at very low levels and in the presence of noise — which can be as large as or even larger than the signal itself. Source: Lakeshore…

Read our ‘Low-Level Measurements of Nanostructures’ tech note

The study of new semiconducting materials, high temperature superconductors, photovoltaic devices, and organic electronic materials typically requires low-level sourcing and measurement because the materials are often nanostructures. The trouble is, the types of low-level measurements required to fully characterize such small structures are often contaminated with significant levels of power line, thermal, and other types of ambient noise signals. Source: Lakeshore…

Ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) measurements using our MCS-EMP or 8600 VSM

New from Lake Shore Cryotronics: an installation kit that enables you to easily use a NanOsc Instruments PhaseFMR and PhaseFMR-40 spectrometer with our MeasureReady™ MCS-EMP or 8600 Series VSM systems for ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) measurements. Source: Lakeshore…

The technology behind the M81-SSM’s precise signal synchronization

One of the most unique features of our new modular MeasureReady™ M81-SSM synchronous source measure system is its patent-pending MeasureSync™ signal synchronization technology. This real-time sampling architecture enables simultaneous source module update and measure module sampling timing across all channels, regardless of signal types for frequencies up to 100 kHz. Source: Lakeshore…