Last updated: 11/09/2020

Growth Facilities
    UHV MBE/sputter
    HiTUS

Nanofabrication
    e-beam lithography
    Photolithography
    FIB
    Cleanroom

Characterisation
    Probe station
    XRD
    GHz pulse measurement
    Dilution refrigerator
    VSM
    AGFM
    MR prober
    Probe station
    Annealing furnace
    MOKE
    HRTEM/STEM
    TEM
    SEM
    SPM
    Sample preparation
    Particle analyser

Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM)

Lakeshore 8600 Series VSM

VSM
This VSM is made by Lakeshore and have the following capabilities:
  • Magnetic field: < ± 2.76 T
  • Field steps: 0.1 mT
  • Field accuracy: 1% of reading or 0.05% of full scale
  • Sensitivity: > 15 nemu
  • Moment stability: < ± 0.05% of full scale/day for fixed coil geometry at constant field and temperature
  • Reproducibility: < ± 0.5% or 0.1% of full scale, fixed rotation angle and range, with sample replacement
  • Accuracy: < ± 1% of reading 0.2% of full scale with a geometrically identical test sample and calibrant
  • Sample rotation steps: 0.1°
  • Measurement temperature: 4.2 ~ 450 K
  • Temperature steps: 0.001 K
  • Temperature stability: < ± 0.2 K
  • Sample weight: < 10 g
This system belongs to Magnetic Materials Group led by Prof. Kevin O'Grady at the Department of Physics.

ADE Model 10 VSM

VSM
This VSM is made by ADE Technologies (now MicroSense) and have the following capabilities:
  • Magnetic field: < ± 2.2 T
  • Sensitivity: < 0.1 μemu
  • Sample rotation: ± 540°
  • Rotation steps: 0.0005°
  • Measurement temperature: 77 ~ 773 K
  • Temperature steps: 0.01 K
  • Sample space: 10 mm in diameter
This system belongs to Magnetic Materials Group led by Prof. Kevin O'Grady at the Department of Physics.

Oxford Instruments VSM

VSM
This VSM is made by Oxford Instruments and have the following capabilities:
  • Magnetic field: < ± 1.0 T
  • Sensitivity: < 1 μemu
  • Sample rotation: ± 360°
  • Rotation steps: 1°
  • Measurement temperature: 4.2 ~ 300 K
  • Temperature steps: 0.01 K
  • Sample space: 10 mm in diameter
This system belongs to Magnetic Materials Group led by Prof. Kevin O'Grady at the Department of Physics.