Quantum Design PPMS Dynacool

Quantum Design Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS)The Quantum Design Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS) is a flexible, user-friendly environment for performing measurements of various material properties  over a range of temperatures and applied magnetic fields. The PPMS in the Illinois MRL is a cryogen-free DynaCool model with a superconducting solenoid magnet, allowing for continuous measurements over the temperature range 1.8K <  T <  400K and in fields 0 < H < 90000Oe. The system is equipped with options for measuring electrical transport, thermal transport, magnetic torque  and heat capacity. A horizontal rotator option allows for the sample to be rotated with respect to the applied field axis while performing resistivity measurements. A helium-3 insert extends the accessible temperature range to 0.4K < T < 400K for resistivity and heat capacity measurements.

Environment variables:

  • 0.4 < T < 400K
  • -90000 Oe < H < 90000 Oe
  • P < 10-4 torr

Measurement options:

  • electrical transport
  • thermal transport
  • rotator/magnetic torque
  • heat capacity
  • helium-3 (resistivity and heat capacity)