Methods & Equipment


  • → High-pressure (150 bar) TSFZ-single crystal growth
  • Soft chemistry synthesis of self-organised nanostructures (Microwave-assisted and conventional hydrothermal synthesis)
  • Tube and chamber furnaces with gas regulation system
  • Planetary Ball Mill PM 100, ATM polishing device Saphir 520, 24 place microlitre centrifuge Hettich Mikro 22R, Glovebox GS, diamond saw, presses, etc.

Magnetic Spectroscopy

Magnetic Properties and Thermodynamics

Electrochemical characterisation

  • Coin cell; Swagelok cells
  • → Potentiometry (Cyclic voltammetry, GITT: Various Potentiostats HEKA PG 360 USB Potentiostat; 2 Bio-Logic VMP3; 24 channel Biologic BCS-805)
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy EIS
  • Impedance Spectroscopy (270 - 500 K)
  • In-operando XRD setup for the Rigaku diffractometer@CAM


  • Powder XRD D8 Advance (collaboration with Geosciences)
  • Powder XRD Rigaku SmartLab with a high-flux 9 kW rotating anode X-ray source coupled with a HyPix-3000 2D detector (@IMSE-AM)
  • Surface area measurements by the BET method (@IMSE-AM)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy SEM / EDX (Coll. AG Zaumseil)
  • Polarisation Microscopy
  • Laue Diffractometer