scientific staff

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schäfer

technical staff

Stefan Pofahl

Quasi-static magnetometry


Two different setups for quasi-static MOKE magnetometry exist. One is directly integrated into the Kerr microscope, allowing the simultaneous acquirement of domain images and hysteresis loops. Both schemes offer the possibility of magnetic measurements with µm resolution.

Fig. 1 External MOKE setup (NanoMoke)

In addition, an inductive magnetometer is available, using a commercial loop tracer (SHB108). Whereas the MOKE setups give information about the surface magnetization reversal, the inductive setup  integrates over the volume of the sample.

Fig. 2 SHB 108 pickup coils and Helmholtz coils