VSM Installation at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil

Last week, one of our installers, Dr. Jeffrey Lindemuth had the pleasure of travelling to Brazil to install a Model 7404 vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) at the Department of the Physics of Materials and Mechanics in the Institute of Physics, at the University of Sao Paulo.

The Department of the Physics of Materials and Mechanics experimental group is studying “a large amount of novel materials (semiconductors, semicondutor heterostructures, superconductors, and magnetic materials) . . . . experimental research addresses the technical challenges that are facing the growth of these materials as well as the understanding of their basic physical phenomena” (Fisica dos Materiais e Mecanica: Areas of Research).

We’d like to thank Renato Cohen for providing these pictures to us and allowing us to use them on our blog.

The city of Sao Paulo viewed from the University of Sao Paulo

The city of Sao Paulo viewed from the University of Sao Paulo

cryostat mounted on a VSM

When Jeff arrives for an installation, the first thing he does is to perform (and demonstrate) the installation. Here is the cryostat mounted on the VSM.

When the installation is complete, Jeff teaches our customers how to use it.

When the installation is complete, Jeff teaches the physicists how to use it. Here is Jeff and a post-doctoral physics student, Hardeep Kumar reviewing a measurement on the VSM software.

Jeff and a University student review the VSM manual.

Jeff and post-doctoral physics student, Eduardo R de Lascio review the VSM manual.

Jeff discusses VSM measurements with members of the Institute of Physics at USP.

Jeff discusses VSM measurements with Hardeep Kumar, Sergio Romero and Eduardo R de Lascio of the Institute of Physics at USP.

Post-doctoral students, Eduardo R de Lascio and Hardeep Kumar perform the first liquid helium transfer for the new Lake Shore VSM.

Post-doctoral students, Eduardo R de Lascio and Hardeep Kumar perform the first liquid helium transfer for the new Lake Shore VSM.

Jeff assists a member of the Institute of Physics at one of their first measurements using their new Lake Shore VSM.

Jeff assists Hardeep Kumar at one of his first measurements using their new Lake Shore VSM.

A finished test measurement: a low temperature measurement of a Ni sphere sample.

A finished test measurement: a low temperature measurement of a Ni sphere sample.

Rento and Marcelo (Lake Shore representative for Brazil) pose for a photo in front of the Sao Paulo skyline.

Renato Cohen and Marcelo Lancarotte (Lake Shore representative for Brazil) pose for a photo in front of the Sao Paulo skyline.

Dr. Jeff Lindemuth and Marcelo pose in front of the Sao Paulo skyline.

Dr. Jeff Lindemuth and Marcelo Lancarotte pose in front of the Sao Paulo skyline.

Thank you Dr. Daniel Cornejo, and the rest of the Department of the Physics of Materials and Mechanics, and good luck with all of your research!

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