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A sample holder for measuring the magnetic properties of air-sensitive compounds.

Berlie, Adam and Terry, Ian and Szablewski, Marek (2011) 'A sample holder for measuring the magnetic properties of air-sensitive compounds.', Measurement science & technology., 22 (1). 017002 .


A sample holder is reported which has allowed the magnetic characterization of air-sensitive compounds to be made in a Quantum Design Magnetic Properties Measurement System as a function of the applied field (0–5 T), and at temperatures ranging from 2 to 290 K. The sample holder is in the form of a specially designed tube, which is made from high purity quartz, utilizes PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) plugs and is reusable. This construction also offers the benefit that no heat treatment of the holder is required during sample loading, making the sample holder suitable for thermally sensitive compounds. The application of this sample holder is demonstrated for the case of Ni(cod)2 (cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene), a compound that decomposes when exposed to air and/or heat. This material's instability has, so far, prevented the magnetic characterization of the compound, with nickel nanoparticles, a product of the decomposition, usually being measured instead.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Soft matter, Liquids and polymers, Condensed matter: electrical, magnetic and optical, Instrumentation and measurement, Nanoscale science and low-D systems.
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Record Created:12 Aug 2011 10:50
Last Modified:26 Mar 2013 16:11

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