What We Use

Preparation of magnetic and transport properties of thin films, ceramic and single crystals of high Tc superconductors, CMR materials (manganites) and amorphous alloys utilizing measurement techniques such as SQUID magnetometer, high pressure, specific heat and x-ray studies. Using the pulse-laser deposition technique to prepare films and various methods to obtain ceramic samples.

Quantum Design Magnetic Property Measurement System

The QDMPMS is used to analyse a wide variety of samples. On it's own it is capable of measuring magnetic properties of samples at temperatures between rough 4-300K. With a capacitance bridge attached to the probe we also use it to measure dielectric properties.


Rigaku XRD used to perform x-ray analysis on samples, most commonly to determine composition and cystal structure of polycrystalline and powdered single crystal samples.

Arc Furnace

A bell jar vacuum chamber containing an electric arc furnace for preparing alloy samples.

Three Zone Tube Furnace

Tube furnaces see extensive use in our lab. Commonly used to grow single crystal samples, these have seen extensive use recently to perform chemical vapour transport growths. Additional uses include gas processing, when a glass tube is laid in the furnace and gas is pumped through it.