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85748 Garching

Physics laboratory

The Phyics Laboratory of TUM provides scientists with techniques for analysis and preparation of samples for subsequent neutron scattering experiments. An x-ray diffractometer for phase determination of powder and solid samples, in-situ battery measurements and for thin film systems is available. Furthermore, a differential scanning calorimeter and a bi-potentiostat are available. A wide range of machines for polishing, cutting, etching or annealing are available for sample preparation purposes.

Please get in touch with the Physics laboratory two to three weeks in advance the measurement so that the equipment can be prepared for you. You can check the current bookings in the Calendar.

Note: Access to the physics laboratory can only be granted after a safety traning has been performed. Please email to Physics laboratory for any questions.

Equipment:

Analytic instruments:

PPMS-Dynacool 14 Tesla

coming soon

Available options

  • DC Resistance
  • AC Resistance (ETO)
  • Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM)
  • AC Susceptibility (ACMS II)
  • Heat Capacity
  • Horizontal Rotator for Transport Measurements
  • Pressure Cells for Magnetometry (1.3 GPa) and Transport Measurements (2.7 GPa)
  • Dilution Refrigerator (50 mK – 4 K) for AC Susceptibility, Heat Capacity, Electrical Transport (ETO/Resistivity)
  • Synchronous Source and Measure System M81 SSM from LakeShore (DC/AC transport)
PANalytical Empyrean x-ray diffractometer
  • phase and structure analysis, thin films
  • solid, poweder and thin films
  • reflection and transmission measurements
Technical specifications
  • x-ray tubes: Cu (λ = 1.541 Å), Mo (λ = 0.711 Å)
  • angular range 2θ = -9° … 120°, d2θ = 0.005°
  • detectors: GaliPIX3D (2d), X’Celerator (1d), Scintillator (0d)
  • optics: monochromator (Cu), parallel mirror (Cu), focussing mirror (Mo)
  • sample stages: reflection – transmission spinner, eulerian cradle
  • vacuum/temperatur stage: T = 25°C … 1600°C with inert gas (Anton Paar HTK 16N)
Bruker D8 x-ray residual stress diffractometer

coming soon

Technical specifications
  • x-ray tube: Cu (λ = 2.290 Å)
  • angular range 2θ
  • 1/4-Circle eulerian cradle (χ = -3° .. 90°, ψ = 0 .. 360°)
  • XYZ-Table (X = ± 75 mm, Y = ± 75 mm, Z = 0 .. 13 mm)
  • detector: Dectris Mythen 1K (1d)
Bruker D8 x-ray reflectometer

coming soon

Technical specifications
  • x-ray tube: Cu (λ = 1.541 Å)
  • angular range 2θ
  • optics: parallel beam mirror
  • detector: Scintillator (0d)
Hecus S3 MicroPix – Small angle x-ray scattering

(outsourced to Prof. Müller-Buschbaum, TUM Physik E13)

  • SAXS: Pilatus 2D detector 84 × 34 mm²
  • WAXS: 1D wide angle detector, 2θ = 18° … 30°
  • In-situ annealing of solid-, liquid- or powder samples T = -20° C … +300° C.
Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • Perkin Elmer DSC 8500: T = -180°C … +550°C, dT = ± 0.05°C
  • Setaram Evotherm µDSC Evo3: T = -20°C … +120°C, dT = ± 0.001°C
BioLogic – Bi-Potentiostat
  • cyclic voltammetry I = 1 nA … 400 mA, dI = ± 760 pA, 5 µV, 20 µs
  • impedance spectroscopy 10 µHz – 1 MHz
  • 4 A und 100 A current boosters
Leica DM 6000 – Digital Microscope
  • bright-, darkfield, transmission, reflection, multi focus
  • polarization-, phase-, differential interference contrast

Preparation instruments:

GERO – Programmable high temperature tube furnace
  • ceramic tube max. 1500 °C
  • vacuum < 10-4 mbar, inter gas (N2, Ar)
Binder - vacuum heating cabinet

temperature range: T = 30 °C … 200 °C, dT = 1 K
inner dimensions: 40 cm x 34 cm x 40 cm (lxwxh)

Misc devices

Presi BRILLANT 200 – corundum wheel saw
ATM OPAL 410 – resin sample hot embedding
ATM SAPHIR 520 – polishing machine

Contact:

Bookings
E-mail: physicslab@frm2.tum.de

Dr. Markos Skoulatos (head)
Phone: +49 (0)89 289 – 14668
E-mail: markos.skoulatos@frm2.tum.de

Dr. Alexander Book
Phone: +49 (0)89 289 – 12156
E-mail: alexander.book@frm2.tum.de

Teodora Kennel
Phone: +49 (0)89 289 – 10757
E-mail: teodora.kennel@frm2.tum.de

Matthias Wauro
Phone +49 (0)89 289 – 14917
E-mail: matthias.wauro@frm2.tum.de

Laboratory: UYM building (Neutronguidhall east), room 03.28 and 03.29 (1st floor)

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