Dynacool PPMS



The Quantum Design Physical Properties Measurement System (PPMS) represents a unique concept in laboratory equipment: an open architecture, variable temperature-field system, designed to perform a variety of automated measurements. Use the PPMS with its specially-designed measurement options. Sample environment controls include fields up to ±9 tesla and temperature range of 50mK - 300 K. Measurement types are:

  • Vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM) for measuring the magnetization of a materials
  • AC and DC transport for performing resistivity, simple hall effect, Van Der Pauw Hall, I-V curve tracing and critical current measurements.
  • Magneto-optical measurements.


  • temperature range:  50mK to 300K
  • Magnetic field Range:  -9T to 9T
  • Maximum sample size for electrical measurements
    • Sample sizes up to 1in diameter
    • Standard sample size is 0.4in x 0.5in
  • Maximum sample size for Magnetic measurements
    • Power samples: up to 5.0mm3
    • Solid samples: up to 3mm x 7mm

Support Equipment

Example Data

Location: RFM 2226
Manager: Dr. Casey Smith casey.smith@txstate.edu
Backup: Jacob Armitage, jacob.armitage@txstate.edu
Model: Quantum Design PPMS
Funded by:
Materials Application Research Center (MARC, Myers)
Advanced modules: grant 78810-W911NF-21-1-0253 (DoD, Theodoropoulou)