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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.