Rice University

Shared Equipment Authority

XRD: Quantum Design MPMS SQUID System

Location: 
Dell Bucher 160

 

The Magnetic Property Measuring System (MPMS) System is fitted with a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) attachment (SEA #412) for measuring the dynamic effect of samples in a strong DC magnetic field, which is operator selectable and adjustable.  This magnet field is produced by  two superconducting magnets submerged in a dewar of liquid Helium (He4).  Each sample is translated through two magnetic fields with opposit polarity while the detector measures various change effects. 

The magnetic field range is from -7 tesla (-70,000 Oersted) to  7 tesla (70,000 Oersted). Sample temperature range is 300 Kelvin down to 2 Kelvin.  

The liquid helium cooling part of this instrument is currently in process of upgrading to a so-called EverCool system, with which users will no longer need to monitor and record liquid helium consumption and pay the instrument fee and the liquid helium separately. A single user fee listed below will apply.  

 

 PLEASE RESERVE INSTRUMENT TIME ON THE FOM WEB SITE CALENDAR   https://fom.rice.edu/fom    THE CALENDAR ON THIS SITE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE. 

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Prime Start time: 
9 AM
Prime End time: 
5 PM
Max Daily Prime Hours: 
0
Use Prime hours: 
No
Max Weekly Hours: 
0
Max Weekly Prime Hours: 
0
Max Daily Hours: 
0
Training Contact: 
Contact Dr. Jianhua Li at 713-348-2399 or email:  jianhua.li@rice.edu  for training and access. This instrument requires two sessions of training. The first session will be general instrutions on hardware and software, and the second session will be supervised practice. The two seesions must be completed within three weeks. A third session may be needed if the SEA staff determines so based on the trainee's performance in the second session. 
Rice U Fee: 
$10.00/hr
Non-Commercial / Academic Fee: 
$15.65 per hr
Corporate / Commercial Fee: 
$ 50.00 per hr
Maintenance: