Version 2.0 VSM software released

We’ve released a new version of software for our 8600 Series VSM system. In addition to numerous improvements for system stability and usability, the 2.0 release features:Source: Lakeshore…

Special guests of Lake Shore Cryotronics this week

Visiting us this week in Ohio was Prof. Victorino Franco of the Univ. of Seville (right), shown with Lake Shore’s Brad Dodrill and the book they recently co-edited, “Magnetic Measurement Techniques for Materials Characterization.” Source: Lakeshore…

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…

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…

‘Practical Magnetism’ article notes the control capabilities of our VSM for FORC analysis

We blogged earlier about a paper referencing the use of the 8600 Series VSM for first-order reversal curve (FORC) measurements for magnetofossil research. On a related topic, we’d like to call attention to a recent article published in The IRM Quarterly that also references the utility of our VSM for rock magnetism studies involving FORCs. Source: Lakeshore…

New paper references the use of 8600 Series VSM for magnetofossil research

A paper just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States describing the study of magnetofossils as environmental change biomarkers references the use of a Lake Shore 8600 Series VSM for determining a special magnetic signature of the magnetofossil samples. Source: Lakeshore…

New RTForc™ software for calculating, displaying FORC distributions in real-time as FORC data using the 8600 Series VSM

You may already be aware of the 8600 Series VSM’s ability to execute first-order-reversal-curve (FORC) measurements quickly and easily, enabling one to generate FORCs in a fraction of the time it takes in other magnetometer systems. Now, we’ve taken that capability a step further with our new Real-Time FORC (RTForc™) software, available for new and existing 8600 Series VSM customers as part of our 8600 V1.40 software release. Enabling fully automated FORC data acquisition using the…

Avoid buyer’s remorse — evaluate product specs with a critical eye

Have you ever looked at a product with specifications that seem too good to be true?  As it turns out, you may be right. Far too many product specifications are carefully worded to sell units instead of basing their specs on sound, scientific practice. Depending on how a manufacturer decides to test their product, they may publish numbers that are misleading at best and meaningless at worst. Keep an eye out for these tricks and you…

Now available to order: 2Dex™ plug-and-play Hall sensors

Would you like the measurement simplicity and performance of a teslameter/probe combination while also having the installation flexibility of a Hall sensor? Our new 2Dex™ plug-and-play Hall sensors may be what you need. Source: Lakeshore…