Materials Analysis

Please use the CIF iLab Portal to request training and schedule time on instruments.

The Materials 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.

NOTE: There is a minimum charge per project. Collaborative efforts are encouraged.

Contact the Materials Analysis team for more information.

Thermal Analysis

Measures thermal stability, decomposition kinetics and volatile components of materials.

$12/hr

  • $24 minimum charge per use
  • $48 minimum charge per billing cycle

Measured properties include glass transition, melting points, % crystallinity, heats of fusion, specific heat, kinetics, stability, purity and cure rate.

$8/hr

  • $2 minimum charge per use
  • $5 minimum charge per billing cycle

Magnetic Properties Measurement System

5T supercon with SQUID AC susceptibility, Reciprocating Sample Option (RSO) for DC field measurements, VT from 1.8 K to 400 K

Click here for a current SOP.

$10/hr

  • $10 minimum charge per use
  • $70 minimum charge per billing cycle

Physical Properties Measurement System

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

Click here for a current SOP.

$6/hr

  • $18 minimum charge per use
  • $75 minimum charge per billing cycle
Dr. Brian Newell

Dr. Brian Newell
Research Scientist II
Lab Manager, Materials Analysis
CIF, Chemistry, C1D
(970) 491-6209
Brian.Newell@colostate.edu

Additional Information:

Magnetometer

Quantum Design – Technical Support

Thermal

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