Facilities

Instrumentation of the section:

  • Panalytical X’pert Pro X-ray diffractometer, 3 instruments, one equipped with temperature control (T = -120 - 800 °C)
  • Quantum Design MPMS-5S SQUID Magnetometer (5 T magnet, T = 2-380 K)
  • Quantum Design MPMS-XL5 SQUID Magnetometer (5 T magnet, T = 2-380 K)
  • QD Versalab withVSM magnetometer (3 T magnet, T = 100 – 400 K or 300 – 700 K)
  • In-field DSC setup.
  • Setup for direct measurement of magnetocaloric ΔT in/out field (1.2 T) at different temperatures.
  • TA Q2000 DSC (T = -120 – +250 °C)
  • Fritsch Pulverisette 5 Planetary Ball Miller
  • Retsch rotary ball mill with WC garniture
  • Vacuum Vibration Ball Miller
  • Nitrogen-cooled Vibration Ball Miller
  • Arc Melting Furnace
  • Vertical/Horizontal Tube Furnaces (Tmax = 1200 °C)
  • HYDRA hydrogen thermal desorption spectrocopy and H-D exchange (T = 77-700 K)
  • Meltspinner SC Buhler
  • Glove boxes (Argon atmosphere)                
  • 30 kN tensile tester Instron 5567
  • 2 kN micro tensile tester Deben for synchrotron experiments
  • 2 K micro cryostat Oxford Instruments MicrostatHe (T = 2-500 K)

Facilities at the Reactor Institute Delft:

  • Neutron instruments (Diffraction, Reflectometry, Imaging, SANS, SESANS, NDP)
  • Positron instruments (2D-ACAR, VEP, positron lifetime)
  • Mössbauer spectrometers
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