If you’re planning to attend the APS/CNM/EMC Users’ Meeting next week at Argonne National Laboratory or the NSLS/CFN Joint Users’ Meeting at Brookhaven National Laboratory the following week, be sure to stop by and talk to Lake Shore. Marshall Calhoun, Sales Manager for the eastern half of the U.S., will be representing us at both meetings.
Scientists conducting experiments at national research labs have benefited from Lake Shore thermometry and system products for a number of years. Our history with Argonne National Lab, in particular, goes way back – back to the very start of Lake Shore, in fact. In 1967, Lake Shore co-founder Dr. John Swartz, while an electrical engineering professor at The Ohio State University, was asked by his older brother David to make a specific type of sensor: a gallium-arsenide diode that would cover a 1.5 to 300 K temperature range. He did, and the Swartz brothers ended up selling 35 of these sensors to Argonne. Based on that sale, the brothers decided to start Lake Shore Cryotronics, and as the saying goes, the rest is history.