Facilities

The Magnetic Materials Research Laboratory provides facilities for the measurement and characterisation of various magnetic materials:

In addition to conventional Vibrating Sample Magnetometry (VSM), the lab also has more specialist Vector (bi-axial) VSM and Transverse Susceptibility instruments.

Other expertise consists of Scanning Column Magnetometry for the study of ferro-fluids and other dispersions of magnetic particles and in noise measurements as a function of magnetic state; the later having been used as a probe for the interactions and structure within assemblies of magnetic nanoparticles.

We have recently added Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM) and  Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect (MOKE) magnetometry into our expanding laboratory space.

In collaboration with Dr. Sen’s Nano-biomaterials Research group, we also have a Magnetic Hyperthermia rig for our biomedical nanoparticle research.