Materials Science

Materials Science

investigation of material properties

 

Material Science is the design and discovery of new materials, particularly of solids. These new materials require analysis on the nanometer scale to fully understand the intrinsic properties of the surface and bulk. For this analysis, different measurement schemes are offered, such as low temperature confocal microscopes (CFM) for RAMAN measurements, setups for conductive tip AFM and Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) as well as the double rotator 3DR or the Tramea TMS measurement setup. The environments are generated using closed cycle liquid helium free cryostats with temperatures between 300K and 2K. High fields up to 12T are possible and expand the options for measurements.

Research Fields

  • electronic material properties
  • ferroelectrics, multiferroics & domain walls
  • magnetic material properties
  • phase transition imaging
  • optical material properties
  • magnetic imaging
  • chemical nano identification
  • vector field mapping
  • material synthesis & characterization

Application Snippets

MFM imaging of a Skyrmion lattice made with attoDRY1000 with low temperature atomic force microscope

MFM imaging of a Skyrmion lattice

Imaging Fractional Incompressible Stripes in Quantum Hall Systems attoLIQUID3000  attoAFM III

Imaging Fractional Incompressible Stripes in Quantum Hall Systems

attoAFM III Mounted on Mixing Chamber attoAFM III  mK application

attoAFM III Mounted on Mixing Chamber

Helimagnetic Phase of FeCo0.5Si0.5 attoAFM for MFM

Helimagnetic Phase of FeCo0.5Si0.5

High Resolution MFM on Bit Patterned Media Co Pd at 10K attoAFM for MFM

High Resolution MFM on Bit Patterned Media Co-Pd at 10K

Conductive Tip AFM Measurements on Ruthenium ct   atomic force microscope attoAFM

Conductive-Tip AFM Measurements on Ruthenium

Switching the Magnetic Vortex Core in a Single Nanoparticle attoAFM for MFM

Switching the Magnetic Vortex Core in a Single Nanoparticle

Link between bulk electric and microscopic magnetic properties of LaPryCaMnO made with the low temperature atomic force microscope

Link between bulk electric and microscopic magnetic properties of LaPryCaMnO

attoAFM III in Toploading Insert attoAFM III  mK application

attoAFM III in Toploading Insert

MFM on Co Doped Mn2Sb Single Crystal attoAFM for MFM

MFM on Co Doped Mn2Sb Single Crystal

attoAFM I Mounted on Mixing Chamber attoAFM  mK application

attoAFM I Mounted on Mixing Chamber

Angle Dependent Magnetoresistance Measurement at Cryogenics atto3DR

Angle Dependent Magnetoresistance Measurement at Cryogenics

Vortex Imaging on Iron Pnictides using the attoMFM Ixs made with the cryogenic atomic force microscope

Vortex Imaging on Iron Pnictides using the attoMFM Ixs

Visualization of Edge State in LPCMO Manganite Strip attoAFM

Visualization of Edge State in LPCMO Manganite Strip

Scanning probe microscopy in an ultra low vibration closed cycle cryostat closed cycle cryostat attoDRY1000

Scanning probe microscopy in an ultra-low vibration closed-cycle cryostat

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Nanoscale Virus at 300 mK made with Low Temperature Nanopositioners

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Nanoscale Virus at 300 mK

Scanning Microwave Impedance Microscopy at 4 K and 9 T cryogenic positioner  ANP LT

Scanning Microwave Impedance Microscopy at 4 K and 9 T

Transition from slow Abrikosov to fast moving Josephson vortices made with the cryogenic rotator ANR31

Transition from slow Abrikosov to fast moving Josephson vortices

Stress strain behavior of fibrous biological material measured using an AFM SEM hybrid SEM   Legacy prod MIC

Stress-strain behavior of fibrous biological material measured using an AFM/SEM hybrid

Piezo Response Force Measurements on Ferroic Oxide Films attoAFM  attoLIQUID

Piezo-Response Force Measurements on Ferroic Oxide Films

Low Temperature MFM on Artifical Spin Ice attoAFM for MFM

Low Temperature MFM on Artifical Spin Ice

Vortex Barriers in Iron Pnictides  attoLIQUID  attoAFM

Vortex Barriers in Iron Pnictides 

MFM for Optimization of Sintered Magnets attoAFM for MFM

MFM for Optimization of Sintered Magnets

Angle dependent characterizations of materials cryogenic nanopositioner  ANR51 RES LT  ANRv220 RES LT

Angle-dependent characterizations of materials

Quantized Conduction on Domain Walls of a Magnetic Topological Insulator attoLIQUID3000  attoAFM

Quantized Conduction on Domain Walls of a Magnetic Topological Insulator

Measurements of field driven transformation of a domain pattern closed cycle cryostat attoDRY1000  attoAFM  atto3DR oder attoTMS

Measurements of field-driven transformation of a domain pattern

Tracking slow nanolight in natural hyperbolic metamaterial slabs neaSNOM

Tracking slow nanolight in natural hyperbolic metamaterial slabs

Terahertz near field microscopy below 30nm spatial resolution neaSNOM

Terahertz near-field microscopy below 30nm spatial resolution

Nano imaging probes molecular disorder in organic semiconductors neaSNOM

Nano-imaging probes molecular disorder in organic semiconductors

Ultrafast spectroscopy of electronic nano motion in nanowires neaSNOM

Ultrafast spectroscopy of electronic nano-motion in nanowires

Controlling Graphene plasmons with resonant antennas and conductivity patterns neaSNOM

Controlling Graphene plasmons with resonant antennas and conductivity patterns

nano FTIR beats the diffraction limit in infrared bio spectroscopy and probes secondary structure in individual protein complexes neaSNOM

nano-FTIR beats the diffraction limit in infrared bio-spectroscopy and probes secondary structure in individual protein complexes

neaSNOM enables two papers on graphene plasmonics  back to back in Nature issue of  July 5th  2012. neaSNOM

neaSNOM enables two papers on graphene plasmonics, back-to-back in Nature issue of July 5th, 2012.

Mapping local conductivity in semiconductor devices neaSNOM

Mapping local conductivity in semiconductor devices

Identification of materials in semiconductor devices neaSNOM

Identification of materials in semiconductor devices

Characterization of optical surface waves neaSNOM

Characterization of optical surface waves

Studying superlensing and meta materials neaSNOM

Studying superlensing and meta-materials

Infrared nanofocusing on transmission lines neaSNOM

Infrared nanofocusing on transmission lines

Analyzing optical nano antennas neaSNOM

Analyzing optical nano-antennas

Nanoscale phase transitions neaSNOM

Nanoscale phase transitions

Non invasive imaging of stress strain fields neaSNOM

Non-invasive imaging of stress/strain fields

Investigating local conductivity of semiconductor nanowires neaSNOM

Investigating local conductivity of semiconductor nanowires

Rotating transport measurement setup at 25mK cryogenic positioner  ANR101 LT RES BeCu

Rotating transport measurement setup at 25mK

A nanoscale quantum sensor at high pressures closed cycle table top cryostat attoDRY800

A nanoscale quantum sensor at high pressures

Fine scale Stripey Morphology of an Iron Pnictide   New Findings in Material Science cryogenic atomic force microscope with closed cycle cryostat

Fine-scale Stripey Morphology of an Iron Pnictide - New Findings in Material Science