Mortar + Pestle
For mixing raw materials. This is the first step for new material synthesis.
Equipment to create quartz capsules for high-temperature firing of samples in a vacuum environment free of oxygen and moisture.
A space with oxygen analyzer, dew point meter, oxygen remover, and self-made dehumidifier for mixing and conditioning air- and moisture-sensitive raw materials, made by UNICO.
Firing the mixture of adjusted raw materials. High temperature caution.
/Maximum temperature: about 1050℃, 3 units
Electric furnace (self-made)
A self-made cylindrical furnace with the same performance as the above furnace.
They can be created for a little over 10,000 yen each.
/Maximum temperature: about 1050℃, 25 units
furnace (Silicon carbide heating element)
Furnace capable of firing up to 1500°C.
It triggered a certain incident.
/Maximum temperature：approximately 1500℃, 1 unit
Hydrothermal Synthesis Autoclave
A device used to create the same environment as that in which high-temperature, high-pressure hydrothermal water exists in the Earth's interior, where minerals are formed.
/Maximum temperature: about 250℃
Infrared heating single crystal production equipment (floating zone)
Equipment for growing large single crystals. (Used less frequently)
Powder X-ray diffractometer
Determine whether samples prepared by various equipment and synthetic methods are known or new substances.
Made by Rigaku
Electrical Resistance & AC Susceptibility Measuring Devices
Homemade probe for physical properties measurement. It is inserted directly into the helium vessel for measurement.
Equipment to measure the magnetization of the new material obtained (currently out of order).
Magnetic Property Measurement System MPMS (ISSP, The Univ. of Tokyo)
Superconductive quantum interference devices can be used to measure the magnetic susceptibility with ultra-high sensitivity.
Quantum Design, Inc.