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Quantum Design Physical Property Measurement System

The Quantum Design PPMS represents a unique concept in laboratory equipment: an open architecture, variable temperature-field system, designed to perform a variety of automated measurements.Our system carry out following automated measurement options. Purchased in 2012 using CFI/MRS funding.

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Our system can perform the following measurements:

  • AC-Transport (ACT) (Resistivity, Hall Coefficient, I-V Curve, Critical Current)
  • AC- Magnetization
  • Heat Capacity
  • Thermal Conductivity (Transport)
  • High Pressure Measurement (3 GPa)resistivity and AC Susceptibility
  • Dielectric Property measurement
  • Point contact spectroscopy
  • Differential Thermal Analysis
  • Resistivity Van der Paw method
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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.
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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.
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Arc furnace

A bell jar vacuum chamber containing an electric arc furnace for preparing alloy samples.
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Three-zone tube and box furnaces

High-temperature (1700°C) 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.