Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari – Milan, Italy

Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari, Milano, IT (ISTM-CNR)

Equipment :

Quantum Design MPMS XL-5 SQUID Magnetometer (± 5 T, 2 – 400 K, DC, RSO, AC susceptibility, ultra low field)

Contact :
Alessandro Ponti

Website :

Expertise :

Magnetic nanoparticles
Characterization of both macroscopic samples and thin-film assemblies of nanoparticles, including exchange-biased nanosystems:
– Measurement of M(T) (2-400 K) and M(H) (±50 kOe) in both ZFC and FC modes
– ZFC and FC magnetization
– TRM-like experiments
– Hysteresis loops
– Magnetic memory and viscosity
– AC magnetization
– Analysis of FORC curves

Polynuclear metal ion complexes
Determination of the exchange parameters
– Measurement of M(T) and M(H)
– Determination of the exchange parameters by best fit to Van Vleck function (full Hamiltonian diagonalization or Kambè vector method) using both Nelder-Meade and Levenberg-Marquardt methods with full error analysis

Superconducting materials
Determination of the critical temperature