Quantum Design VersaLab™ Measurement System

3 Tesla Cryogen-free Physical Property Measurement System

With a temperature range of 50 – 400 K, this 3 Tesla platform is perfect for accomplishing many types of materials characterisation in a limited space.

As with all Quantum Design instruments, VersaLab is a fully automated turnkey system with a user-friendly interface, and utilises technology developed for Quantum Design’s popular Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS®).

Technical Service and Application Support is available for the Quantum Design VersaLab

VersaLab is specifically designed for material characterisation up to 3 Tesla and over a wide temperature range without the need of liquid cryogens. Utilising a new approach to cryocooler equipment design, VersaLab employs a new 4He-based temperature control system and gas flow technology that eliminates the need for liquid cryogens.

FEATURES

  • Free space in the lab because of its compact size and portability
  • Free time while the automated instrument performs measurements
  • Freedom from liquid cryogens
  • Freedom from cooling water and high power requirements
  • A single hardware configuration for all temperatures, fields, and magnetic moments

 

Dr Shayz Ikram

Product Specialist
+44 (0)1372 378822
shayz@qd-uki.co.uk

David Want

Product Specialist
+44 (0)1372 378822
david@qd-uki.co.uk

Options

HEAT CAPACITY OPTION

Completely automated relaxation technique from 50 – 400 K

Integrated data acquisition electronics and analysis software

THERMAL TRANSPORT OPTION

AC Resistivity ρ

Measured by using precision DSP current source and phase-sensitive voltage detection.

Thermal Conductivity κ

Measured by applying heat from the heater shoe in order to create a user-specified temperature differential between the two thermometer shoes.

Seebeck Coefficient α

Measured by creating a specified temperature drop between the two thermometer shoes – just as it does to measure thermal conductivity. However, for Seebeck coefficient the voltage drop created between the thermometer shoes is also monitored.

Thermoelectric Figure of Merit ZT

Determined here simply as the algebraic combination α2T /(κρ) of the three measured quantities – thermal conductivity, Seebeck coefficient, and AC electrical resistivity.

VIBRATING SAMPLE MAGNETOMETER OPTION (VSM)

RMS Sensitivity: < 10-6 emu with 1 sec averaging

Optional VSM Oven up to 1000 K

FIRST ORDER REVERSAL CURVE (FORC) MEASUREMENTS OPTION

Provides a quantitative fingerprint of the magnetic reversal mechanisms

Fully automated FORC acquisition using MultiVu

Preformatted output file for easy import into post-processing software

TORQUE MAGNETOMETRY OPTION

Measures the magnetic torque = mBsinθ

Designed to measure moments of very small anisotropic samples

Moment Sensitivity: 3 x 10-7 emu at 3 T

AC SUSCEPTIBILITY OPTION (ACMS II)

AC Susceptibility

Sensitivity: 1 x 10-8 emu

Amplitude: 0.005 Oe – 15 Oe (peak)

Frequency Range: 10 Hz – 10 KHz

Direct phase nulling technique measures and cancels background AC phase shifts at every measurement

DC Magnetisation

Sensitivity: 5 x 10-6 emu

MAGNETO-OPTIC OPTION

TLS120Xe High Power Tuneable Light Source

100 W Short-Arc Xenon Arc Lamp

Wavelength Range: 280 nm – 1100 nm

Direct wavelength control through front panel or MultiVu

MLS Xenon Light Source

300 W Short-Arc Xenon Arc Lamp

10 position filter wheel

9 bandpass filters (436 nm, 470 nm, 500 nm, 530 nm, 555 nm, 585 nm, 640 nm, 740 nm, 850 nm)

DC RESISTIVITY OPTION

Four independent channels for performing DC resistivity

Temperature Range: 50-400 K

Current Range: 2 nA to 8 mA

Sample Resistance Range: Up to 5 MOhm

ELECTRICAL TRANSPORT OPTION (ETO)

For performing AC Resistance, Hall Effect, I-V, and Differential Resistance (dV/dI vs. I) measurements.

1nV sensitivity, 10 nΩ resolution at 100 mA

AC and DC drive amplitude 10 nA to 100 mA

Resistance ranges from 10 µΩ to 5 GΩ

HORIZONTAL SAMPLE ROTATOR

Thermometer located on rotator platform

Precision, stepper controlled rotator

Step Size: 0.013 degrees (standard); 0.0011 degrees (high resolution)

Angle Range: -10 degrees to 370 degrees

MULTI-FUNCTION PROBE

Direct axial ports to the sample stage are provided to install light pipes, fiber optic cables, microwave guides and/or extra electrical leads.

HIGH PRESSURE CELL FOR MAGNETOMETRY

Introducing a novel, high pressure cell for magnetometry that allows easier sample insertion and removal without the need of an hydraulic press. This pressure cell, manufactured by HMD, comes in a complete kit that contains all the accessories you will need to aid in the characterisation of your samples.

BENEFITS OF THE HMD PRESSURE CELL:

All BeCu design for more uniform magnetic background

No copper ring seal ensures easy sample removal

All necessary accessories conveniently packaged

Compatible with VSM transport

No hydraulic press necessary

Specifications:

Maximum Applied Pressure – 1.3 GPa

Sample Space Diameter – 1.7 or 2.2 mm

Sample Space Length – 7 mm max

Cell Diameter – 8.5 mm

Temperature Range – 50 to 400K

Please Note: Requires VSM and Large Bore Coil Set

HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE CELL FOR ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENTS

Introducing a hydrostatic pressure cell for electrical measurements designed for use in all PPMS platform instruments (PPMS, DynaCool, VersaLab) . This pressure cell, manufactured by ElectroLab, is compatible with Quantum Design’s DC Resistivity, ACT and ETO measurement options.

BENEFITS OF THE ELECTROLAB PRESSURE CELL:

Based on BeCu pressure cell technology

Integrated external thermometer

10 sample leads (5 twisted pairs)

Compatible with all QD PPMS platforms

Manufactured by the leading supplier of hydrostatic pressure cells in Japan

Several press sets also available

Specifications:

Maximum Applied Load – 3.0 GPa

Maximum Sample Pressure – 2.7 GPa

Sample Space Diameter – 4.0 mm

Sample Space Length – 6.0 mm max

Temperature Range – 50 to 400K

RAMAN & LUMINESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY SYSTEM

Quantum Design’s new Spectroscopy System combines Raman and Photo-Luminescence spectroscopy with optical sample imaging in the variable temperature and magnetic field environment of the PPMS. Using this “turn-key” system, gaseous, liquid and solid materials, in bulk or thin film form, may be investigated. Raman spectroscopy is a non-destructive spectroscopic technique used to identify and explore vibrational, rotational, and other excitation modes in a sample. Raman spectroscopy is commonly used to identify crystalline materials by measuring their specific Raman “fingerprint.” This is done by measuring the inelastic scattering of light. In crystalline samples, the inelastic gain or loss of energy produces narrow discrete peaks known as Stokes and Anti-Stokes peaks, respectively. Glasses, in contrast, have broad vibrational spectra that in turn give rise to broad Raman spectra. When using the versatile PPMS Spectroscopy System, the study of spin-lattice coupling in strongly correlated oxides as a function of temperature and magnetic field is made easy through the highly automated MultiVu interface.

Various Wavelengths (532, 785, and 850 nm)

Tilt and Tip control

Volume Holographic Grating

Ultra-Narrow-Band Notch Filter

Compact Footprint

Applications

Structural Identification

Impurity Detection

Crystallisation Analysis

Bulk and thin film

Stokes and Anti-Stokes Signal

NANOSC FMR SPECTROMETERS

The CryoFMR spectrometer is a plug and play system that allows broadband CPW-FMR characterisationwith lock-in capability. It includes its own RF frequency source as well as lock-in detection module, so that the only parts required to conduct an experiment are a computer for software control and a PPMS platform. Temperature range: 50 K to 400 K. Frequency Range from 2 GHz up to 40 GHz.

COMPACT IMAGING SPECTROGRAPH
(ANDOR SHAMROCK 193I SPECTROGRAPH WITH IVAC 316 CCD)

Quantum Design now adds in-situ structural and chemical spectra analysis to PPMS materials characterisationmeasurements at low temperature and high magnetic fields. This ability answers a growing demand in the research community. Offering a wide range of modular interfaces that feature cage system couplers, Quantum Design offers endlessly configurable connections between the Compact Imaging Spectrograph and the PPMS Optical Multi-Function Probe (OMFP). The spectrograph’s “wide aperture” slit opens the door to a single set up with the OMFP to image the sample, while also allowing spectral information collection through the same optical path from the microscope.

Features

Integrated control and data acquisition through PPMS MultiVu software

Dual grating turret with RFID

Dual Detector Output

Adaptive Focus

Pre-aligned and calibrated

Compact and rugged design

Applications

Absorption, Transmission, and Reflection

Raman (532, 785, and 850 nm)

Fluorescence and Luminescence

OPTICAL MULTI-FUNCTION PROBE

The newly designed Optical Multi-Function Probe (OMFP) offers unprecedented flexibility and versatility that allows you to conduct photonic, quantum optics and correlative microscopy experiments within the variable temperature and magnetic field environments of the PPMS, DynaCool and VersaLab. The OMFP probe features a room temperature “head” with multiple access ports and integrated optical breadboard for mounting optical components such as spherical and achromatic lenses, turning mirrors, filters, diffusers, beam splitters, prisms, waveplates, fibre bundles and electrical wiring. The open modular design of the probe head provides easy access to the axial ports and connectors which can be configured to route electrical, single fibres, fibre bundles and miniature waveguides to the sample space. In addition, a central optical access port allows free-beam optics experiments in the cryostat. A 0.5 in. standard optical thread mount makes aligning and focusing lens assemblies fast and easy.

Features

  • Available for VersaLab, DynaCool and PPMS
  • Half inch (SM05) free-beam access port for optical capability along optical path
  • Direct axial electrical, SMA and other ports to sample stage provided to install light pipes, fibre optics cables, and/or electrical leads
  • 2 sets of 4 electrical leads on sample PCB interface for electrical transport experiments
  • Multiple measurement capability (e.g., electrical resistivity, Hall effect, Van der Pauw, magnetometry and other optical measurements)
  • Integrated wiring for optional motorized Cartesian positioning system (3 x 3 x 3 mm movement capability)
  • Sample stage with integrated thermometer
  • Multi-Position filter and lens mounts for cold region of probe
  • 300 K to 50 K, ± 3 T (VersaLab); 300 K to 1.8 K, ± 14 T (DynaCool); 300 K to 1.9 K, ± 16 T (PPMS)

Applications

  • Free optics studies
  • Fibre optics measurements
  • Thermal-Optical properties
  • Magneto-Optical properties

CARTESIAN POSITIONING SYSTEM

A fully motorized Cartesian sample positioning system can be used with the Optical Multi-Function Probe (OMFP) to focus a laser beam or other excitation source on a particular region of the sample. The Cartesian positioning system provides for an XYZ movement capability of 3 x 3 x 3 mm.

XENON LIGHT SOURCE

TLS120Xe High Power Tuneable Light Source

100 W Short-Arc Xenon Arc Lamp

Wavelength Range: 280 nm – 1100 nm

Direct wavelength control through front panel or MultiVu

MLS Xenon Light Source

300 W Short-Arc Xenon Arc Lamp

10 position filter wheel

9 bandpass filters (436 nm, 470 nm, 500 nm, 530 nm, 555 nm, 585 nm, 640 nm, 740 nm, 850 nm)

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