IMAPEC is one of the most prominent laboratories for very precise measurements under extrem condictions as very low temperature, high magnetic fields, and high pressure. In particular it is renownded for it very low temperature thermal conductivity measurements and its development of new techniques under high pressure in diamond anvil pressure cells.
Measurements in a wide temperature (0.005 K - 300 K) and magnetic field range (0 - 18 T) and pressure range (0 - 20 GPa) can be performed in the laboratory:
high pressure experiments
- piston cylinder pressure cells for transport, susceptibility, thermal expansion, and neutron scattering experiments
(0 - 3 GPa, 25 mK - 300 K, 0 - 18T)
- diamond anvil cells for transport, susceptibility, and specific heat experiments
(0 - 20 GPa, 25 mK - 300 K, 0- 18 T)
- For diamond anvil cells we have the possibility to change the pressure continuously at low temperature what allows to determine very precisely the high pressure phase diagram.
PrOs4Sb12 single crystal grown out of Sb flux (top left), single crystal growth of UCoGe in the tetra arc furnace (top right)) and Sr12Ca2Cu24O41 crystal grown by the Traveling Solvent Float Zone (TSFZ) technique in a mirror furnace (bottom).
Single crystal growth
The focus of single crystal growth is to obtain very pure, high quality crystals. Depending on the material, different techniques can be used.
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