Instrumental Laboratories

Instrumental Laboratories 

Infrastructure for Research into Molecular Magnetic Materials

Integrated Laboratories

Research into magnetic molecular materials requires a range of specialist expertise and equipment in order to succeed. The collective experimental capability of EIMM for the characterisation and study of magnetic and multifunctional materials is comprised of 230 pieces of apparatus and dozens of expert scientists. This integrated facility includes contemporary scientific equipment of routine and specialist nature, as well as the know-how required for the understanding of molecular magnetic systems. Access to equipment is organised through the Integrated Laboratories. Full details of the facilities can be found here:

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Imaging and Surface Spectroscopy (IS)

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The ILIS offers a unique combination of facilities for surface preparation and analysis. It thus represents a very attractive package for those interested in all aspects of surface science and technology in magnetic systems. Facilities include scanning probe microscopies, FIB for the lithography of nanostructures, SNOM, and electron spin noise STM.

 

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Magnetic, magnetotransport & thermal measurements (ILMG)

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Magnetic, magneto-transport & thermal measurements (MG) ILMG offers standard high class and world class magnetometers (5mK to 1000 K and fields up to 7 Tesla) and calorimetric instruments adapted to temperatures from 0.025 to 1000K and external conditions of field (9 T) coupling to other parameters like in optically excited systems

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Large Scale Facilities (LSF)

Objectives:

  • Provide support in the preparation of applications for beam time at neutrons, muons, and synchrotron radiation sources. Provide support in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Co-ordinate research activities on molecular nanomagnets involving the use of LSF instrumentation.
  • Provide support in the development of LSF facilities (specific beamlines, specific laboratory equipments and expertise related to molecular magnetic materials)
  • Develop deuteration and single crystal growth techniques for the preparation of samples to be used at LSF.

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Synthesis and Chemical Characterisation (SC)

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The SCIL comprises modern synthetic facilities for inorganic and organic (ligand and free radical) syntheses, including equipment for reactions under extreme conditions. It also offers all the apparatus necessary for chemical characterisation. 

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Structure Determination (SD)

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The SDIL has at its disposal many X-ray diffractometers, based on different type of generators (conventional or rotating anode), detectors (point, CCD area, …), diffraction geometries and external environment including temperature, providing always the most suitable conditions to analyse the different samples. 

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Resonance techniques (RT)

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The RTIL has high level instrumentation which can be used to tackle different problems in diverse areas of magnetism, including the application of different band EPR machines and NMR spectrometers with variable temperature, electrochemical and light irradiation facilities for characterisation of systems of different types. 

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Quantum Magnetism (QM)

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The Integrated Laboratory of Quantum Magnetism (QM) has a variety of world class, almost unique, instrumentation in the region of very low temperatures and high magnetic fields. It is useful to those who require physical studies of material properties under these extreme conditions. Techniques include microhall magnetometry, heat capacity and measurements under very high magnetic fields.

It provides access to world-class instrumentation enabling magnetic, electrical, and thermal studies of molecular materials in the region of very low temperatures as well as new tools to carry out experiments on minute amounts of sample, single layers of molecular magnets or even a single one, under extreme conditions.

 

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Processing and nano-structuring (PN)

Processing and Nanostructuring (PN)

The PNIL has a variety of world class and unique instrumentation and processing facilities, including coaters and processing in condensed fluids. This laboratory permits the preparation, processing and characterisation of nanostructured materials of all kinds.

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Modeling and Computing (MC)

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 Modelling and Computing (MC)

In the ILMC, researchers have state-of-the-art knowledge and expertise both in modelling of molecular nanomagnets and in various types of simulations of their properties leading to understanding of experimental performance as well as in high performance computing and global optimization. 

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