Lake Shore Cryotronics will announce its new continuous wave terahertz materials characterization system at the American Physical Society March Meeting 2013. The conference, which will take place March 18 to 22 in Baltimore, is the largest physics meeting in the world, focusing on research from industry, universities, and national labs.

The Lake Shore product, slated for late 2013 delivery, is a turnkey system for materials characterization at THz frequencies. Continuous wave THz spectroscopy will allow researchers at the Center for Emergent Materials at The Ohio State University to see new phenomena for electronic and magnetic materials. The Lake Shore THz spectroscopy system allows researchers to explore material characteristics across a range of:

  • Frequencies: 120 GHz to  1.1 THz
  • Temperatures:  5 K to 300 K
  • Magnetic fields: Up to 9 T

Attendees to the APS conference can view the novel non-contact, non-destructive THz cryostat insert at booth 800 and request an invitation to Lake Shore’s first-ever Materials Research forum on March 20. At the forum, Lake Shore experts will share research progress in THz spectroscopy and other areas of materials characterization, including:

  • Brad Dodrill, VP of Sales and Senior Scientist: Structural and magnetic properties of (Fe,Co)SiBNb ribbons prepared by rapid solidification (Lake Shore vibrating sample magnetometer)
  • Scott Yano, Probe Station Engineering Manager: Continuously variable temperature wafer probe measurements of vanadium sesquioxide (V2O3)  
  • Dr. Jeff Lindemuth, Applications Scientist: Using a Hall Effect measurement system to characterize electronic transport of low mobility materials
  • Dr. David Daughton, Applications Scientist: Terahertz frequency materials characterization at cryogenic temperatures and high magnetic fields

“There has been a lot of interest in THz spectroscopy as researchers look for breakthroughs in novel semiconductors and spin materials,” Dr. Daughton states. “We’re excited about the findings of our colleagues at Ohio State University as they test this new system. APS will give us a chance to explore emerging applications with fellow researchers.”

Lake Shore experts are developing measurement solutions that will enable scientists everywhere to reliably explore the THz gap in pursuit of new insights into the physical properties of electronic and magnetic materials. Attendees can visit APS March Meeting booth 800 or the Lake Shore website for more information.