Much excitement this week as Lakeshore engineer Cosmin Radu arrives to start the installation of our PMC VSM/AGM system. This is the first instrument to be built 100% by Lakeshore since their acquisition of Princeton Measurement Corp. After a stirling effort by the Department’s technicians and support staff (thanks Chris, Charlie, Andrew and Martin) the old TEM lab was cleared out, re-painted and re-floored, with the water and power supplies coming online just in time for the installation to begin. With a bit of heavy lifting, the guts of the instrument are now in place and starting to be assembled. With any luck we should be obtaining our first hysteresis loops in the next day or two. We’ll keep you posted!