The SQUID magnetometer allows for the measurement of magnetic response to an applied magnetic field at different temperatures for a range of samples.
The Quantum Design MPMS3 SQUID (Superconductiong QUantum Interference Device) Magnetometer allows for the measurement of magnetic response to an applied magnetic field up to 7 Tesla with temperature variation from 2-400 Kelvin on sample sizes as small as a few milligrams.
In standard DC scan or vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM) mode, high sensitivity magnetic susceptibility, magnetisation and hysteresis data can be measured on solid or frozen solution samples. The AC susceptibility mode allows for measurement of dynamic relaxation in single-molecule magnets and superparamagnets. The magneto-optic capability allows for measurement of magnetic response upon illumination with ultraviolet/visible/near infrared radiation to measure photomagnetic properties. The SQUID magnetometer can measure for samples ranging from molecular and nanomaterials to bulk magnetic materials and geological samples.
Users are required to submit the training request via iLab and attend the induction and training. All future measurements will be planned in collaboration with Prof Boskovic or Dr Giansiracusa, with trained users having access to Assisted Use. Advanced users will be able to independently book Self Use measurement time which will require approval.
- Contact person: Dr Marcus Giansiracusa or Prof Colette Boskovic
- Location: School of Chemistry, Building 153, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010