Institute of Physics

Faculty of Materials Engineering and Technical Physics


Research in strong magnetic fields

We have just returned from Wrocław, where we had the opportunity to cooperate with scientists from the Institute of Low Temperature and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (INTiBS). On site, we were able to use the research infrastructure of the International Laboratory of Strong Magnetic Fields and Low Temperatures, which is equipped with Bitter-type electromagnets, unique in Europe. Thanks to them, we were able to smoothly and quickly make measurements in magnetic fields with magnetic induction reaching a dozen Teslas. Additionally, the magnets cooperate with liquid helium and liquid nitrogen cryostats, thanks to which our research could also be carried out in the cryogenic temperature range.

Our visit had two purposes. First of all, we were able to verify the operation of magnetic field sensors in the extreme range of temperatures that we fabricate at our institute (as part of the LIDER research project of the National Center for Research and Development). Moreover, in cooperation with the GET® brand and the Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, Łukasiewicz Research Network, we have prepared a series of graphene sensing platforms to study quantum effects in epitaxial graphene.

Additionally, a group of students from both our institute and INTiBS took part in the research. Doctoral and master’s students could actively participate in all parts of the experiment. They were trained in the basics of Bitter magnets operation and shown around the power supply hall and cooling systems, learning about the history of the Laboratory’s creation. The collected results will be used to create a series of scientific articles and will be the basis for at least one master’s thesis.

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