Lake Shore Cryotronics Inc., a manufacturer of scientific sensors, instruments, and systems for precise measurement and control, announces that it will be featuring its line of cryogenic and cryogen-free closed cycle refrigerator (CCR) probe stations at the International Microwave Symposium, to be held June 17-22, 2012, in Montréal, Canada.

Lake Shore has ten distinct probe station models, including four cryogen-free CCR probe stations and six cryogenic models. The line of probe stations are ideal for non-destructive measurement of the electrical, magneto-transport, electro-optical, parametric, high-Z, DC, RF, and microwave properties of materials and test devices. Lake Shore will also be highlighting the new lower-cost cryogen-free probe station, the Model CRX-6.5K.

Lake Shore’s product line manager for probe stations, Scott Yano, will be at the show to answer questions and to discuss the features and benefits of Lake Shore’s probe stations, including the recently introduced Model CRX-VF and Model CRX-EM-HF cryogen-free probe stations. According to Mr. Yano, “Lake Shore has a wide range of probe stations to meet the needs of researchers. In response to the increasing costs of liquid helium and the growing difficulty in obtaining it, we have seen an increase in investment in cryogen-free measurement systems and have been rapidly increasing our globally-installed base of CCR probe stations.”

The CCR probe stations simplify processes and is are time efficient– there is no longer a need for cryogen transfers or monitoring of cryogen.The Model CRX-VF and Model CRX-EM-HF add vertical and horizontal field to Lake Shore’s growing family of CCR probe stations.

Lake Shore will also feature six versatile cryogenic micro-manipulated probe stations used for non-destructive testing of devices on full and partial wafers ranging up to 152 mm (6inches) in diameter. The probes are ideal for measuring magneto-transport, electrical, electro-optical, parametric, high Z, DC, RF, and microwave properties.Graphene, organic semiconductors, MEMS, and carbon nanotubes are just some of the materials tested in the probe station. A wide selection of probes, cables, sample holders, and options makes it possible to configure Lake Shore’s cryogenic probe stations to meet specific measurement applications.