The Nanomagnetism Research Group's experimental facilities have a large in-house as well
as an external component. Our in-house research tools include magnetization, ac-susceptibility and
torque magnetometry (Quantum Design MPMS & PPMS). In addition, various Mössbauer
spectroscopies using transmission and back-scattering geometries (e.g. conversion electrons
for thin films) are used extensively with dedicated cryogenics and furnaces to permit
characterization from 1000°C to 4 K.
We also use neutron scattering (mostly reflectrometry with some small angle neutron scattering) and
x-ray magnetic resonant scattering and circular dichroism study the magnetism.
Sample synthesis (e.g. nanoparticles) is performed in-house in our chemistry laboratory, with size characterization done
in-house using photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS or DLS). Structural and composition analysis
is performed using in-house and on-site techniques such as x-ray diffraction (Brüker with the full suite of
thin film and standard powder diffraction options, with measuring capabilities down to 12 K),
transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Additionally, we have a full suite of furnaces
(up to 1400°C), arc-furnaces and a melt-spinner.