School of Physics and Astrophysics


There are a number of pieces of equipment owned and operated by the Biomagnetics research group:


  • SQUID Magnetometer - With a 7 Tesla solenoid and temperature inserts which allow measurements between 2K and 800K.
  • 57Fe Mossbauer Spectrometer - With a liquid helium cryostat, available for measurement of hyperfine fields of Fe-based materials.
  • Vibrating Sample Magnetometers - we have two available in the laboratory. They operate using superconducting solenoids to produce magnetising fields of 5 Tesla and 12 Tesla. Sample cryostats permit measurements of magnetic and electrical properties at temperatures ranging from 3.8K up to 1000K.

  • 10, 20, 40 and 60 MHz Bruker MiniSpec proton relaxometers with variable sample temperature control (25°C to 40°C)

  • Optical microscope with digital video capture
  • Magneto-Optic Magnetometers - Both a high speed (microsecond timescale) unit and a high stability (1000's of seconds timescale) unit with fields up to a 2.2 Tesla and temperatures from room temperature to liquid helium.

  • Radio-Frequency Sputtering System - For plasma deposition of thin films, under high vacuum conditions.
  • Pulsed Inductive Microwave Magnetometer (PIMM) - for measuring magnetic response of materials to pulsed fields on picosecond timescales

Members of the group have access to other analytical equipment, including XRD, ICP-MS and electron and magnetic force microscopes (through the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis) for materials characterisation.


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