Belonging to Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)

  Electrical Transport Properties Laboratory

This Laboratory in addition to the 18T magnet is equipped with one 10 Tesla Oxford Cryostat (1.7-300K) were we can measure resistivity, magneto resistance, thermoelectric power and Hall effect with suitable homemade probes.

There are also two closed cycle cryostats (17K-300K) that we use for characterization of the new materials that are synthesized and studied at C2TN and that are prepared to measure resistivity, thermoelectric power, thermal conductivity and specific heat. When justified we use the above 10 Tesla cryostat to extend the measurements to lower temperatures or to make measurements under magnetic field.

10 Tesla cryostat photo (21,4 KB)

10 Tesla cryostat.

Our measurement cells are designed for small samples since they were aimed to measure organic single crystals. We can measure samples from 0.5mm up to a few mm (length). All measurements are automated with self-made programs.

This equipment is mainly used to study transport properties of molecular organic conductors and d and f intermetallic compounds.