Materials Analysis Laboratory

The material analysis laboratory has tools for measuring the magnetic and thermal properties of materials.  These instruments include a PPMS, MPMS with SQUID, a DSC with sub-ambient accessory, and TGA.  The lab also has two older, mothballed tools including a Balser MS for analyzing gas streams from the TGA and a DEA for measuring electronic parameters associated with thin film materials.

Available instruments
  • Quantum Design PPMS – 9T, DC Resistivity, Electrical Transport, Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM), Thermal Transport, Heat Capacity, Horizontal Rotator, Multi-Function Probe, VT from 1.8 K to 1000 K
  • Quantum Design MPMSXL – 5T supercon with SQUID AC susceptibility, Reciprocating Sample Option (RSO) for DC field measurements, VT from 1.8 K to 400 K
  • TA Modulated DSC 2500 with sub-ambient accessory.  Measured properties include galss transition, melting points, % crystallinity, heats of fusion, specific heat, kinetics, stability, purity and cure rate.
  • TA TGA Q500 Thermogravimetric analyzer measures thermal stability, decomposition kinetics and volatile components of materials.
Location and Contact
CIF Materials Analysis Laboratory
CSU main campus
Chemistry B115 (X-ray lab) and C03 (Thermal analysis)
Dr. Brian Newell
Phone: (970) 491-6209




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