Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
575 McCorkle Blvd
- Space observation and exploration
- Optical traps and optical lattices
- Medical imaging
- Nanostructures and atomic-scale physics
- Electronic properties
- Low-temperature physics
- Geological exploration
- Data acquisition and analysis
- Vacuum systems
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc. Oct 31, 2008
Lake Shore develops innovative measurement and control solutions, producing equipment for cryogenic temperature and magnetic field measurement, and physical property characterization of materials in temperature and magnetic environments.
Founded in 1967 by Dr. John Swartz, a former professor of electrical engineering at Ohio State University, and his brother David, Lake Shore Cryotronics was incorporated in the State of New York in 1968. Their first product was the Gallium-Arsenide (GaAs) sensor, being the first cryogenic sensor available commercially to cover the temperature range from 1 to 400 K. Since that time, Lake Shore has grown steadily by concentrating on serving the needs of the scientific research community using and investigating the physical properties of materials at cryogenic temperatures.
The product line expanded during the 1970’s and 1980’s to include a complete line of cryogenic temperature sensors, plus various current sources, temperature monitors, transmitters, and controllers.
As the studies of magnetic properties became more relevant in material research applications, the product line expanded again in the 1990’s with the introduction of systems and instrumentation for the magnetic community. These products included magnet power supplies for electromagnets and superconducting magnets, susceptometer/magnetometer and vibrating sample magnetometer systems, electromagnet systems, gaussmeters, Hall probes, and Hall generators.
Here in the new millennium, Lake Shore continues to improve its product lines with a new fluxmeter, AC resistance bridge, digital signal processor (DSP) gaussmeter, linear magnet power supply, and Hall Measurement System. Lake Shore serves a worldwide network of Customers including university and national laboratories, aerospace and other industries, as well as many of the premier companies around the world. Lake Shore physicists, material scientists, and engineers continue to dedicate themselves to the development of tomorrow’s technology today.
Committed to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement, Lake Shore first received ISO 9001:1994 Certification in 1998 and obtained ISO 9001:2000 Certification in 2003.
One recent tribute to the Lake Shore vision is found in the latest McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms (Fifth Edition), where “cryotronics” is defined as “The branch of electronics that deals with the design, construction, and use of cryogenic devices.” David Swartz first coined this term in 1968 when he and his brother John named their new company Lake Shore Cryotronics. The growth of the company has mirrored the acceptance of the concept of cryogenic electronics.