Solution Science for Research and Industry

Cryogenics & Low Temperature Physics

December 2017 Newsletter Out Now

December 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific December 2017 newsletter is now available: In this issue we examine the economic’s of laser trapping with Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezers, look at a hot performer from Neoptix – The NOMAD-Touch fibre-optic thermometer, see a video of how the DEMCON|kryoz CryoLab can measure Seebeck coefficients, and get the measure of the superior pitch adjuster screw sets from Kozak Micro

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R&D Magazine declares the 8600 VSM from Lake Shore Cryotronics a winner

The 8600 Series VSMs from Lake Shore Cryotronics [ @LakeShoreCryo ] has been recognised as one of “100 most technologically significant new products in 2017” at an awards ceremony organised by R&D Magazine.

The VSM was re-imagined, focusing on a clean ergonomic design that would simplify a researcher’s interaction with the system. For example, a motorised head brings the sample to a comfortable height for easy, one-handed exchange of the sample rods.

This superior magnetometer, through both performance and convenience, offers very high sensitivity and a super-fast magnetic field ramp rate. Temperature options include a cryostat, high-temperature oven, and single stage variable temperature insert. The combined temperature range of the options is 4.2 to 1273 K, and all three options quickly slide into place and are auto-detected by the system’s software – video demonstration.

8600 Series Features

  • 0.25 × 10-7 emu noise floor at 10 s/pt
  • 10 ms/pt data acquisition rate
  • 10,000 Oe/s field ramp rate
  • Rapid, repeatable temperature option exchange
  • High stability—±0.05% per day
  • Fields to 3.26 T
  • Widest available temperature range—4.2 K to 1273 K

The magnet poles are also easily adjusted with a specially designed indexed positioning system that allows the pole gap to be set at one of six repeatable positions, eliminating the need to recalibrate after each change.


TFor more information about the new 8600 Series VSM, please contact us.


5 electronic measurement pitfalls you’ve probably forgotten about…

Kevin Carmichael, of Lake Shore Cryotronics, has authored a paper outlining common errors that can be made during precision electronic measurements. Whether you are new to electronic device measurements or a pro, you’ll want to avoid these pitfalls to prevent:

  • Voltage errors
  • Current leakage
  • Ground loops
  • Field-induced interference
  • Source-related noise

To read more about how to do this, download 5 Electronic Measurement Pitfalls You Learned About in School But Probably Forgot.

About the Author

Kevin Carmichael is Senior Marketing Product Manager for Lake Shore Cryotronics responsible for material characterisation systems and instrumentation. This includes the company’s new line of high-performance, simple-to-use MeasureReady™ I/V sources for engineers and scientists requiring a very precise, low-noise source of current or voltage in the lab.


25 ways precision metrology is enabled via capacitance measurement

Andeen-Hagerling AH2700A Capacitance Bridge Test Instrument

Andeen-Hagerling has been manufacturing class-leading capacitance and capacitance/loss bridge test equipment for over thirty years. Their equipment is used in laboratories worldwide, in a wide variety of research and industrial applications.

These include:

  • Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
  • Dielectric characterisation
  • Glasses
  • Spectroscopy
  • Gravity
  • Liquid crystals
  • Magnetometry
  • Low temperature physics
  • Nano-force metrology
  • Quantum Dots
  • Tunneling
  • Dilatometry:
    • Thermal expansion
    • Magnetostriction
  • Biophysics
  • Carbon nanotubes & nanowires
  • Electrical/Capacitance metrology
  • Ferroelectrics
  • Semiconductor testing
  • Precision positioning
  • Pressure/Capacitive Bolometry
  • Scanning Capacitance Microscopy (SCM)
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)
  • Single Electron Tunneling (SET)
  • Structure & Phase transitions
  • Superconductivity & Superfluids
  • Magneto-capacitance, -resistance &
    -dielectric effects

Elliot Scientific is able to offer expert advice on selecting the right Andeen-Hagerling instrument for your project, so please contact us with details of the application and we will be happy to help.


Photonex opens tomorrow: Visit us on Stand B10

We are exhibiting at Photonex – the UK’s premier annual event dedicated to the science of light – from tomorrow.

On Wednesday, October 11th and Thursday the 12th, members of our team of engineers and scientists will be on hand to discuss Elliot Scientific’s Solution Science capabilities. We will also be demonstrating our world-famous Elliot|Martock  XYZ Flexure Stages and smooth backlash-free miniature slides, and you can also experience some of the many products we offer manufactured by the North American and European companies we represent.

So visit Stand B10 at Photonex in Coventry this week and discover how the equipment, systems and instruments we offer support the UK and Ireland’s scientific, research and industrial communities.

If you cannot make it to the show, have a look at our latest newsletter instead…

October 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific October newsletter is now available. In this issue we feature a number of products that we will be exhibiting at Photonex. Elliot|Martock flexure and miniature stages take pride of place alongside equipment from Energetiq Technologies, HOLOEYE Photonics, Mad City Labs, Vescent Photonics and many more…

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Lake Shore’s temperature sensor data is now online

Lake Shore is now offering all their temperature sensor information in one convenient online page. The new Sensors’ page contains links to:

  • Datasheets
  • Installation instructions
  • Application notes
  • Catalogue pages

Lake Shore logoOver the coming months, Lake Shore will migrate away from shipping calibration data CDs with calibrated sensors and will instead only offer this data via a portal accessible from the new page.

Data is currently available online for sensors shipped since the beginning of 2016, so if an existing CD is lost or damaged, the calibration data can be quickly downloaded providing you have the serial number of the relevant sensor on hand. Alternatively, contact Lake Shore Service for archived curves.

Image of Saturn by Cassini courtesy of NASA

 

Lake Shore space-qualified sensors were on the hugely successful Cassini Huygens mission to Saturn that ended earlier this month.

Nearly twenty years of gathering temperature information in an extreme environment is a good advert for their sensors, and Elliot Scientific often supplies them to the aerospace industry and space scientists in the UK and Ireland.

Please contact us for more information.


September 2017 Newsletter Out Now

September 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue we looked forward to seeing Gamma Scientific’s tunable LED light source in a webinar demo, go through Andeen-Hagerling’s list of applications where capacitance measurement enables precision metrology, announce that Lake Shore’s temperature sensor data is now online, and see how diffraction limited circular beams are a Micro Laser Systems’ priority, plus Photonics Ireland, Photonex and more…

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Tomorrow, we’re at Photonics Ireland 2017 in Galway

Photonics Ireland is a biennial conference that this year is being held from tomorrow (13th September) at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway.

Elliot Scientific is exhibiting at this premier event for Photonics research in Ireland, and we will be demonstrating a broad range of products; both our own and from companies we represent – some exclusively – in the British Isles.

High profile national and international speakers will showcase some of their latest research and achievements in Photonics. Topics will include:

  • Biophotonics and Optical Sensing
  • Imaging
  • Laser-Materials and Laser-Plasma Interactions
  • Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
  • Optical Communications and Networks
  • Photonic Integration and Packaging
  • Photonic Devices and Photonic Materials
  • Quantum Optics and Technologies

 


Elliot Scientific is exhibiting at QuAMP 2017 next week

QuAMP – the International Conference on Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics – is the première UK conference devoted to these areas of physics. Elliot Scientific is exhibiting on Tuesday and Wednesday (September 5th and 6th) next week. The event is being held at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel.

QuAMP covers quantum information and technology, quantum optics, ultra-cold matter, the interaction of light with molecules and plasmas. The format of the biennial conference comprises plenary talks by invited speakers as well as some contributed talks and posters.

Elliot Scientific will be showing products from Vescent Photonics, Lake Shore Cryotronics, and others.

 


August 2017 Newsletter Out Now

August 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we cover a new high incident power handling NIR PLUTO SLM panel from HOLOEYE and new Probe Station option kits from Lake Shore Cryotronics, reveal additional plug-in modules for EXFO’s latest LTB-8 fibre network test instrument and have a quick look at Kinetic Systems‘ anti-vibration equipment, plus QuAMP, Photonics Ireland, and more…

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8600 VSM from Lake Shore Cryotronics is their best ever

The new production 8600 Series VSMs from Lake Shore Cryotronics [ @LakeShoreCryo ] further raise the bar for magnetometer performance and convenience by combining even higher sensitivity, and a doubled magnetic field ramp rate.

The entire 8600 Series system was re-imagined, focusing on a clean ergonomic design that would simplify a researcher’s interaction with the system. For example, a motorised head brings the sample to a comfortable height for easy, one-handed exchange of the sample rods.

Temperature options include a cryostat, high-temperature oven, and single stage variable temperature insert. The combined temperature range of the options is 4.2 to 1273 K, and all three options quickly slide into place and are auto-detected by the system’s software – video demonstration.

8600 Series Improved Features

  • 0.33 0.25 × 10-7 emu noise floor at 10 s/pt
  • 10 ms/pt data acquisition rate
  • 5,000 10,000 Oe/s field ramp rate
  • Rapid, repeatable temperature option exchange
  • High stability—±0.05% per day
  • Fields to 3.26 T
  • Widest available temperature range—4.2 K to 1273 K

The magnet poles are also easily adjusted with a specially designed indexed positioning system that allows the pole gap to be set at one of six repeatable positions, eliminating the need to recalibrate after each change.


The new 8600 Series VSM is now available. Please contact us with regard to pre-orders.


July 2017 Newsletter Out Now

July 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific July newsletter is now available. In this issue we cover the new products announced at LASER World of Photonics last month by our principals. Gamma Scientific: two new spectroradiometers. HOLOEYE: the new PLUTO-2 driver for Spatial Light Modulators. Fibercryst: higher power from the new FEMTO-30 laser. CryoSpectra: A new 1 kW cooling capacity cryorefrigerator. NoIR LaserShields: New frames added to their range. Plus photos from the trade show and more…

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