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Quantum Materials Electron Microscopy Centre [In development]

When completed, the proposed Quantum Materials Electron Microscopy Center (QMEMC) will be a state-of-the-art multi-user electron microscopy facility with the highest spatial resolution and highest energy resolution of its kind in Canada. This multi-phase project will allow researchers to image samples with very high magnification, resolve individual atoms, determine their elemental species, and differentiate their oxidation state. QMEMC will be operational in late 2022.

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Pinder Dosanjh

Quantum Materials Characterization Laboratory

This lab houses two Quantum Design Dynacool Physical Property Measurement Systems with 9 and 14 Tesla magnets and a Quantum Design Magnetic Property Measurement System with a 7 Tesla magnet that is used to characterize the magnetic and electronic properties of quantum materials. These instruments are used to perform heat capacity, electrical transport, thermal transport, and ac and dc susceptibility measurements. Low-temperature inserts provide access to helium-3 (350 mK) or dilution refrigerator temperatures (50 mK).

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Alannah Hallas

Quantum Materials Design Laboratory

This lab is dedicated to the crystal growth of new quantum materials and includes a range of furnaces that can reach temperatures as high as 1800 C, three-zone gradient furnaces, and vacuum furnaces, as well as a quartz sealing station, an arc-melter, and argon gloveboxes. This lab houses a state-of-the-art Bruker D8 Advance powder x-ray diffractometer with a Johansson monochromator (K-alpha1), Lynxeye XE-T detector, and 9 position sample changer. This XRD is optimized for high throughput, high resolution, and low background measurements.

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Alannah Hallas
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Quantum Materials and Devices Foundry (QMDF)

This infrastructure is comprised of a large-scale, twin-chamber oxide MBE system coupled with a spin-ARPES system and custom-built laser system.

A $4.3M project funded at QMI in the CFI Leading Edge Fund 2012 competition. This infrastructure is comprised of a large-scale, twin-chamber oxide MBE system coupled with a spin-ARPES system and custom-built laser system – will be one of only a very few systems worldwide and in fact, the only system in the world that combines MBE in situ deposition and spin- as well as angle-resolved measurements, fully integrated and flexibly suited to rapidly developing, exhaustively characterizing and iteratively exploring a comprehensive range of quantum material systems. The MBE’s are fully operational, while the ARPES system is under development. View Website

CONTACT

Ke Zou