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Superconductivity: Magnetic Measurements Lab.

Contact: Andrea Augieri
e-mail: andrea.augieri@enea.it
tel.: +39 06 9400 5994
fax.: +39 06 9400 5393
Vibrating Sample MagnetometerOxford Instruments: Vibrating
Sample Magnetometer (VSM)

A vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) is used for measuring the magnetization of the superconducting samples depending on the temperature and on the applied magnetic field.
The cryostat is equipped with a Nb3Sn/NbTi superconducting magnet allowing magnetic field loops up to ±12T, in a temperature range from 4.2K to room temperature.
The system allows to characterize samples of small dimensions (<10g, with volumes of some mm3) of low Tc superconductor strands, or HTS materials, either bulk or film, with a sensibility of about 10-6 emu. The same system can be used to measure the magnetic susceptibility of the superconducting samples on varying the temperature and the applied magnetic field.