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    Best-in-class measurement equipment to suit your research and engineering needs.
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The UNSW Materials and Manufacturing Futures Institute (MMFI) is a landmark interdisciplinary research institute serving as a hub between UNSW, Researchers, Manufacturers and Industry to facilitate dynamic collaboration and interdisciplinary engagement. Our world-leading research facilities include some of the most precise measuring equipment available and provide a foundation for interdisciplinary research, advanced manufacturing and innovation.


OMBE – Oxide Molecular-Beam Epitaxy System

Oxide molecular-beam epitaxy system (OMBE, M600, DCA Instruments Oy, Finland) is a fabrication system for synthesizing ultraclean oxides thin-film materials with atomic-scale precision, in ultra-high vacuum (UHV) condition. The cassette load lock chamber allows for quick loading of the substrate into the system, before transferring into the growth chamber. The UHV chamber is equipped with 9 pumped effusion cells, which allows 9 types of high purity metallic sources to work together. The quality of the growth is monitored by a real-time reflection high energy electron diffraction system (RHEED) and a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM, SQM-160, INFICON, Switzerland) is applied to measure the absolute deposition rates. Electro-pneumatic linear shutters provide an accurate control of the layer-by-layer deposition process with the small fraction precision of an atomic monolayer. The modular design of the OMBE system allows for fast easy reload and metal source replacement, which provides greater flexibility when depositing high-quality complex oxides and their heterostructures at the atomic layer level, including high temperature superconductors.


For more information, please contact us at mmfutures@unsw.edu.au


MBE/SPM – Molecular-Beam Epitaxy & Scanning Probe Microscopy System

MBE – SPM system is a fully equipped UHV (10-11 mbar) system that allows local surface structure analysis with atomic resolution and single crystal thin-film fabrication. It is capable of surface analysis under cryogenic and high temperature conditions.


For more information, please contact us at mmfutures@unsw.edu.au


Quantum Design Physical Property Measurement System

The Quantum Design PPMS is an open architecture, variable temperature-field system designed to perform a variety of automated measurements with stable environment controls, including fields up to ±16 T and a temperature range of 1.9 – 400 K. It is compatible with more than 20 measurement options, such as Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM), AC Susceptibility (ACMS II), AC Resistance (ETO), DC Resistance, Multi-Function Probes, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM), Scanning Hall Probe Microscopy (SHPM), Confocal Microscopy (CFM), and many others. The expandable design combines many features into one instrument to make the PPMS one of the most versatile systems of its kind.


For more information, please contact us at mmfutures@unsw.edu.au


Quantum Design Magnetic Property Measurement System

The Quantum Design MPMS3 represents the next generation of advanced SQUID (Superconducting QUantum Interference Device) magnetometry, providing users with both temperature and magnetic field control with ≤10-8 emu sensitivity. The MPMS3 offers multiple measurement options including Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM), AC Susceptibility, Ultra-Low Field (ULF), AC Resistance (ETO), and Fiber Optic Sample Holder (FOSH), which incorporates advances in automation to streamline complex data acquisition procedures and improve measurement accuracy.


For more information, please contact us at mmfutures@unsw.edu.au


Lakeshore Model 8404 AC/DC Hall Effect Measurement System

The LakeShore Model 8404 AC/DC Hall Effect Measurement System (HMS) is the most sensitive Hall effect measurement system available, combining the best of both DC and AC field measurement capabilities to facilitate the broadest range of research applications. It is ideal for measuring variable temperature and mobilities down to 10-3 cm2/V s, with a variety of modules and add-ons including variable temperature assemblies (from 15 K to 1273 K), high and low resistance options (0.5 mΩ to 200 MΩ), optical access, measurement of Hall voltage, Hall coefficient, Hall mobility, resistivity, and others. The 8404 HMS provides a robust platform that can be configured to meet the specific material measurement needs, broadening the measurement opportunities and simplifying the experimental processes.


For more information, please contact us at mmfutures@unsw.edu.au