interpreting results in theoretical/applied terms.
Many of the properties of interest are electromagnetic in character. Important properties include:
electric (ferroelectricity, resistance, conductivity, etc.),
magnetic transitions (paramagnetism, magnetic susceptibility, magnetic moment, etc.),
thermodynamic (heat capacities, transport effects, entropy changes, etc., under high magnetic fields).
Many types of instrumental methods are employed to measure properties of interest and to explore the underlying microscopic mechanisms. Sometimes the use of a certain method requires modification of the existing apparatus or even the development of a new one. For instance we are in the final stages of developing a 3.3 tesla EPR probe for our quantum design PPMS. In addition to these in-house instruments, collaboration with NHMFL allows for the use of high field instruments for ENDOR, DOR, MAS, MQMAS, STM, EPR, and AFM.
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