Physical Properties Measurement System
Equipement from Quantum Design, USA

  • The maximum attainable field: 14 T
  • Temperature range: 2 K - 1000 K
  • Measurement types:
  • Magnetometry: DC extraction, AC excitation measurements,vibrating sample magnetometer
  • Heat capacity and thermal transport: thermal conductivity, Seebeck coefficients and thermoelectric figure of merit measurements
  • Electro-transport: resitivity, Hall coefficient, I-V curve and critical current

Spark Plasma Sintering
Equipement from FCT, Germany, 2008

  • Direct (pulsed) current heating
  • Impulse bursts programmable
  • Maximum furnace temperature: 2400 C
  • Maximum working temperature: 2200 C
  • Increasing temperature max 400 C/min
  • AMax. force 50 kN or max. pressure 200 bar

Mossbauer Spectroscopy

  • The whole range of Mossbauer spectroscopy techniques are available
  • Temperature dependent Mossbauer spectroscopy in transmission geometry
  • (close cycle cryostats for measurements down to 4.5 K and ovens for measurements up to 1200 K)
  • Conversion Electron Mossbauer Spectroscopy for surface analysis (in applied field and temperature dependent)

Magnetic Properties Measurement System
Equipement from Quantum Design, USA

  • Magnetic fields of up to 7 T (10-4 T resolution in the maximum field)
  • Temperature range 2 K - 400 K (highest temperature stability of 10-3 K)
  • DC and AC magnetic susceptibility measurements
  • Ultra low field and sample rotator options available

VSM - Magnetic and electric characterization

  • HT Cryogen Free System, 1.5 K-300 K and up to 9 T
  • Sensitivity: 10-5 emu (VSM) and 10-7 emu (AC)
  • 4 points measurement for resistivity for up to 4 samples
  • 6 points measurement for Hall effect
  • Furnance for high temperature magnetometry up to 600 K
  • High pressure magnetometry, Seebeck coefficients, thermal conductivity for bulk and thin films

Hot Press Sintering
Equipement from MRF, USA, 2009

  • Maximum batch furnace temperature: 2300 C
  • Maximum "hot press" temperature: 2200 C
  • Increasing temperature at 100 C/min
  • Max. stroke force 100 kN, above 1000 C
  • Max. stroke distance: 4" with dF = 44 N
  • Ar or vacuum sintering (10-3 mbar)

Microwave Sintering
Equipement from LINN, Germany, 2009

  • Work space: 135 mm x 135 mm x 135 mm
  • 6 magnetrons, maximum power 4.8 kW
  • Frequency: 2450 MHz
  • Maximum sintering temperature: 1700 C
  • Ar, N2 sintering or vacuum (~10-3 mbar)
  • Susceptors for pre-heating of difficult materials

Laser Flash system (Nd-GGG)

  • Infrared detector InSb
  • Tubular furnace, termocouple measurement
  • Measurement temperature range : 20 - 1100 C
  • Thermal diffusivity: 0.01-1000 mm2/s
  • Thermal conductivity: 0.1-2000 W/m/K
  • Specific heat by a differential method
  • Multilayers sample measurement
  • Nondestructive investigations
  • Flexible measurement, fully automatic
  • Integrated software for analysis

Thermal Analysis Module

  • 1. Perkin Elmer Diamond Thermogravimeter: 20 C – 1550 C;
  • 2. Netsch Differential Scanning Calorimeter: -180 C – 700 C;
  • 3. SETARAM DTA/DSC Thermogravimeter: 20 C – 1750 C
  • Temperature range: -150 to 1700 C
  • Crucible volume: 30-100 µl
  • Scanning rate: 0.01-100 C/min
  • The different measurement modules (DTA, DSC, TGA) can be adapted interchangeably around the same structure.
  • Determination of onset, peak, inflection and end temperatures
  • Transformation enthalpies: analysis of peak areas
  • Evaluation of crystallization, glass transition analysis

Liquid Helium Plant
Equipement from Cryomech, USA

  • QD-LHe-P18 main characteristics:produces 18 l Liquid He/24 h

Melt Spinning

MOKE

  • 0.5 T and a sensitivity of a few monolayers

Ball Milling

Glove Box

RF Sputtering

Gas reaction controller