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Cryogenic CEC/ICMC Talk to Examine Effects of High Gamma Radiation on Cernox™ Sensors

Lake Shore presenting data on radiation-induced calibration offsets as function of temperature, irradiation level

Columbus, OH (July 5, 2017) – Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, will be at next week’s CEC/ICMC (Cryogenic Engineering Conference / International Cryogenic Materials Conference) in Madison, Wisconsin, to present results from high-level gamma radiation tests performed on Cernox™ sensors and to discuss the company’s range of cryogenic thermometry solutions.

Exposing cryogenic thermometry to high levels of gamma radiation is a concern in particle accelerator and other high-energy physics applications. In these applications, sensors used to monitor temperatures of superconducting magnets are invariably irradiated by leakage radiation, and the accumulated dose over the lifetime of the accelerator can be considerable. Lake Shore Senior Applications Scientist Dr. Scott Courts, during his talk at CEC/ICMC, will discuss the effects of such radiation levels on Cernox CX-1050-SD-HT and CX-1080-SD-HT samples. He specifically will present data on gamma radiation-induced calibration offsets as a function of both temperature and irradiation level, providing results of tests where the samples were subjected to gamma radiation doses from 10 kGy to 5,000 kGy.

Also at CEC/ICMC, Dr. Courts will be available along with Marshall Calhoun, Regional Sales Manager, at Booth 414 to answer questions about Lake Shore’s comprehensive line of products for cryogenic temperature measurement and control. These include the company’s:

About Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.

Supporting advanced research since 1968, Lake Shore Cryotronics ( is a leading innovator in measurement and control solutions for materials characterization under variable 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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