Facilities

Capabilities

Characterization of coupled thermal, electrical, and magnetic transport in bulk materials

Materials properties, including but not limited to:

  • Seebeck Effect
  • Nernst Effect
  • Hall Effect
  • Thermal Hall Effect
  • Electrical Resistivity
  • Magnetoresistance
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Heat Capacity
  • Magnetic Moment

Customizable measurements and controls with options for the following conditions:

  • Temperature range of 1.8 K to 400 K
  • Magnetic field range of -9 T to +9 T
  • Evacuated environment during measurement
  • Isothermal and adiabatic sample mounts
  • Nanovolt measurement sensitivity
  • Sample preparation in an argon environment

Equipment

Quantum Design (QD) DynaCool Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS)

  • Temperature range of 1.8 K to 400 K
  • Superconducting magnet with range of -9 T to +9 T
  • High vacuum chamber
  • Electrical breakout box combined with LabVIEW controls for customized, automated experiments
  • QD Resistivity Measurement System
  • QD Electrical Transport Option (ETO)
  • QD Heat Capacity Measurement System
  • QD Thermal Transport Option (TTO)
  • QD Vibrating System Magnetometer (VSM)

Customized cryostat station

  • ┬áJanis continuous flow liquid nitrogen cryostat (with option for liquid helium)
  • Temperature range of 78 K to 400 K (lower with liquid helium)
  • Lakeshore EM4 electromagnet with range of -1.2 T to +1.2 T
  • High vacuum capability
  • Instrumentation and LabVIEW controls for customized, automated experiments

Glovebox

  • Argon environment for oxygen-free storage and sample preparation
  • Sight-glass integrated microscope for preparing samples for measurement