Lake Shore to Exhibit Materials Characterization Systems at ICNS 2013

Lake Shore Cryotronics will showcase its advanced systems for materials characterization at the 10th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors (ICNS), Aug. 26-28 in Washington, D.C., at Booth 16.

Lake Shore offers probe stations, Hall measurement systems (HMS) and a prototype THz system that allows for complex measurements under variable temperature and magnetic field conditions.

The ICNS conference features topical discussions, poster sessions and an industrial exhibit of scientific and technological advances in materials and devices based on group III-nitride semiconductors. This year’s scientific program topics will include nanostructures, electron transport devices, photovoltaics and energy harvesting, and new materials – all applications that researchers are currently exploring with Lake Shore’s material characterization systems.

The new Lake Shore Model 8404 AC field system includes a unique AC field Hall measurement option that enables users to characterize materials with Hall mobilities down to 0.001 cm2/V s, lower than is possible using traditional DC field Hall measurement techniques. This feature allows for easier measurement of emerging semiconductor and electronic materials.

Lake Shore’s prototype terahertz (THz) system enables researchers to explore phenomena in emerging electronic materials over a range of temperatures and magnetic fields using non-contact THz-frequency energy. Alpha units of the system are currently in use at key university and government research facilities in the U.S. Research so far has garnered valuable insight into molecular solids, thin films and other semiconductor devices.

Lake Shore’s cryogenic probe stations enable reliable, unattended measurements of electrical, electro-optical, DC, RF and microwave properties of materials and test devices at cryogenic temperatures and under the application of magnetic fields up to 30,000 gauss. A new, comprehensive catalog of Lake Shore’s cryogenic and cryogen-free models can be found at

“We are excited to meet with customers at ICNS and discuss how our materials characterization solutions can help advance their research,” said Brad Dodrill, Lake Shore VP of Sales. “Exploration of semiconductor and electronic materials is vital to the development of new technologies, and we’re proud to provide the instruments and systems that help scientists achieve those breakthroughs.”

ICNS attendees can meet with product experts at Booth 16 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

About Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.

Supporting advanced research since 1968, Lake Shore is a leading innovator in measurement and control solutions for materials characterization under extreme 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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