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Central Facilities Laboratory

Established in fall 2000, the Penn State MRSEC Central Facilities Laboratory (CFL) is housed in Davey Laboratory, which is located on Penn State University Park Central Campus within a 10 minute walk of the academic departments of the Center participants. It currently focuses on advanced cryogenic characterization, including PPMS and SQUID capabilites. This includes a multimode atomic force microscopy (AFM)/magnetic force microscopy (MFM) / scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) system, two superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometers for magnetization measurements over a temperature range of 2K-1000K, three physical property measurement systems (PPMS) for magneto-transport measurements over a temperature range from 50 mK - 400 K and magnetic fields from 0 - 9 T.