VŠB-TU Ostrava

Laboratory of magnetism and low temperatures

Measuring method:

Magnetometry based on the sample vibration.

Laboratory equipment:

Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) Microsense, vector coils for sensitivity to longitudinal and transversal magnetization component, set of sample holders from Pyrex, analytical balance VIBRA HTR-220 CE, desiccator Autostar.

Investigated materials:

Solid ferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic materials – thin films, multilayers, bulk magnetic materials, amorphous and nanocrystalline materials based on Fe, Co and Ni; magnetic powders and liquids.

Investigated quantities of materials:


Tab. 1 Technical parameters of vibrating sample magnetometer VSM

Maximal magnetic field26 000 Oe at gap 5 mm between pole extensions
24 000 Oe at gap 10 mm between pole extensions
Field resolution and noiseRangeResolution (Oe)Noise (rms, Oe)
32 kOe 10,050
3,2 kOe 0,10,015
320 Oe 0,010,010
32 Oe 0,0010,004
Magnetic momentDynamic range

0,1 μemu – 100 emu
Noise (without loop averaging)

1 μemu at gap 5 mm between
pole extensions

1,5 μemu at gap 10 mm between
pole extensions
Sample dimensionsLimited in one axis by the gap of pole extensions (min. 5 mm, max. 85 mm), other dimensions unlimited
Temperature measurementsTemperature range

from -170°C až 720°C, resolution 0,1°C
Maximal magnetic field

21 000 Oe
Sample dimensions

Temperature chamber has the shape of cylinder with inner diameter
10 mm and height 50 mm
Magnetic resistanceResistor range

from 1mΩ až 1MΩ
Temperature range

from -150°C až 400°C
Sample dimensions

Cuboid: width 3 mm, min. length 10 mm and max. height 3 cm


Laboratory of magnetism and low temperatures
Laboratory of magnetism and low temperatures