SPIN-Lab includes a wide range of equipment to study and manipulate spins.
The magnetometer can measure ultra-low fields down to 10-8 emu thanks to a superconducting quantum interference device. It operates at 2-1000 K and includes high p and alternating fields.
Magnetic force microscopy
An existing atomic force microscope will be upgraded with a variable in-plane magnetic field ranging over at least +/- 7000 G.
An additional probe will be be acquired for a PPMS, with field and frequency ranges of 4-400K, 0-8T and 2-40 GHz respectively.
Complementing the current NMR facility, the Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) probe for solid state NMR can explore totally amorphous, crystalline or anisotropic materials to provide unique structural information at an atomic-scale resolution.
This tool can study any system with unpaired electrons by applying a magnetic field to separate the spins. We will acquire a 9 GHz/0.3 T (X-band) spectrometer that can operate in CW and pulsed mode.