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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.

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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.


June 2017 Newsletter Out Now

June 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June newsletter is now available. In this issue we discover that the latest Model 8600 Vibrating Sample Magnetometer from Lake Shore is the best yet, reveal the SLICE-QT temperature controller as launched by Vescent Photonics at CLEO, show how Gamma Scientific‘s new drop-in tuneable RS-7 LED light source benefits image sensor manufacturers, and look forward to LASER World of Photonics with a preview of our products that will be on display end of June, plus much more…

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December 2016 Newsletter Out Now

December 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific December 2016 Newsletter: In this issue we cover the new range of Vibrating Sample Magnetometers designed by Lake Shore Cryotronics for materials characterisation science, look at the latest laser filters from eye protection specialist NoIR LaserShields, and find out about distributed temperature and stress measurement with Nufern’s speciality fibre-optics and Brillouin Optical Time Domain Reflectometry from OZ Optics.

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New VSM series from Lake Shore: Introducing the 8600

The new 8600 Series VSM from Lake Shore Cryotronics raises the bar for magnetometer performance and convenience by combining high sensitivity, rapid measurement speeds, and ease of operation for faster and more accurate measurements.

The entire 8600 Series system has been re-imagined with a focus on a clean, ergonomic design that simplifies the 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 Features

  • 0.33 × 10-7 emu noise floor at 10 s/pt
  • 10 ms/pt data acquisition rate
  • 5000 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 VSMs will be available from April 2017 onwards. Please contact us with regard to pre-orders.


Lake Shore’s 7400 Vibrating Sample Magnetometer is the most sensitive available today

VSM_SQLake Shore’s Vibrating Sample Magnetometer systems (VSM) can measure all types of magnetic materials in bulk, powder, thin film, single crystal, and liquid form, and the latest 7400 series Vibrating Sample Magnetometer is the most sensitive VSM available today.

This VSM features a noise floor of 1 x 10-7 emu at 10 seconds/point sampling, 4 x 10-7 emu at 1 second per point and 7.5 x 10-7 emu at 0.1 seconds per point. In addition to providing the lowest noise floor, the 7400’s patented technology leads to a stability of 0.05% per day which surpasses the stability of any other commercial VSM.

Under full software automation it can measure and record hysteresis M(H) loops, torque curves, isothermal and DC demagnetisation remanence curves, and temperature dependent magnetic properties.

Models based on variable gap 4″, 7″ and 10″ electromagnets are available, providing field strengths to above 3 T. While variable gap magnets allow for easy reconfiguration of the magnet gap to accommodate large samples of up to 1″.

For more detailed information about this product, please contact us.


Materials science: New MicroMag™ catalogue from Lake Shore

PMC_Catalogue_CoverLake Shore’s range of materials characterisation systems were complemented earlier this year by the company’s acquisition of Princeton Measurements Corporation and its range of MicroMag™ magnetometers.

Consequently, a new Lake Shore MicroMag™  catalogue has just been released to add to the two existing publications covering products for advanced materials research. The three downloadable catalogues now encompass:

NewCataloguesLake Shore has grown to become a leading provider of the sensors, instruments, and systems that materials researchers increasingly rely upon for exploring and developing new magnetic, electronic, electro-optic, and related materials.

Contact us for the best advice on choosing the right system for your research.