Development of novel experimental techniques

A known proverbial says that an ordinary researcher makes measurements using a routine industry made equipment. An advanced  researcher uses an equipment individually designed and made at the factory by his order. And only a distinguished scientist invents the methods for making measurements, designs the equipment and makes the most important parts by himself.  Following these traditions, designing of experimental techniques is an integral part of the research in the SCES laboratory. The following measurements methods and  experimental techniques have been developed at the SCES Lab:

  • Technique for chemical potential measurements  of the 2D electron layer that called later a “floating gate technique";
  • Method of spin susceptibility measurements for two-dimensional electron system from quantum oscillations interference observed in magnetic field of two crossed superconducting magnets;
  • Thermodynamic method of spin magnetization measurements for two-dimensional electron system, from chemical potential variations in parallel magnetic field;
  • A spherical clamp hydrostatic pressure cell for studies of anisotropic effects in magnetic field.
  • A technique for varying a disorder in quasi one-dimensional (TMTSF)2PF6 based on kinetics of dipole ordering
  •  A method for estimation of the glass transition in the pressure transmitting liquid