Lake Shore IMS Exhibit to Feature High-frequency Probing and Characterization Technology

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IMS Attendees Can Visit Booth 1352 to Learn About Lake Shore's Probe Stations and New THz System for Materials Characterization

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Lake Shore probe stations offer options for DC, RF and microwave probing of nanoscale devices and materials on full and partial wafers at variable temperatures.

Low-temperature operation is becoming increasingly important in the development of new electronic devices, including high-speed SiGe-based transistors.

Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, announced today that it will be exhibiting at the June 3–5 IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa Bay, Fla., where it will discuss platforms that enable the study of devices and materials using high-frequency measurements.

Platforms include Lake Shore’s industry-leading probe stations for non-destructive probing of materials and test devices, whether for the study of electrical, magneto-transport, DC, RF or microwave properties. They are useful for carbon-based nanotube (CNT), graphene, MEMS, gallium-nitride (GaN), silicon-germanium (SiGe), superconducting device and organic semiconductor research.

Lake Shore’s probe stations are specifically designed for on-wafer probing and measurement of device samples as a function of temperature and field. Interrogating samples at cryogenic temperatures and in high magnetic fields can reveal certain mechanisms of novel materials, particularly in semiconductor and nanoscale device research. Low-temperature operation is becoming increasingly important in the development of new electronic devices, including high-speed SiGe-based transistors.

Lake Shore offers four cryogen-free CCR probe stations and six liquid cryogen models, as well as a wide selection of probes, sample holders, and other options to enable users to configure a station for a specific application. Among these are ground-signal-ground (GSG) style probes, available for 40- or 67-GHz frequency ranges and designed to ensure optimal microwave measurement performance at cryogenic temperatures.

In addition, Lake Shore is currently working with several companies and university researchers towards the development of terahertz-frequency, on-wafer contact probing for cryogenic applications. The goal of this is to enable high-speed device probing and performance measurements at variable temperatures and fields for next-generation electronics R&D. To learn more about this industry/university collaboration, please visit Lake Shore IMS Booth 1352.

Lake Shore will also be discussing its new turnkey Model 8501 THz system for non-contact characterization of materials at variable temperature and in high field. This complete platform features an integrated high-field cryostat and specially designed continuous wave (CW) THz emitter and detector components, supporting the ability to measure at higher frequencies (200 GHz to 1.5 THz). CW THz spectroscopy can reveal properties that other techniques miss because many phenomena have been found to align with these frequencies, and it offers particular potential for characterizing dielectric materials for high-frequency and waveguiding applications.

For more information, visit IMS Booth 1352 or

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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