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Webinar Summary – Boost Your SPM Applications: From Kelvin Probe to Time-Resolved Measurements

on 19.10.2020 at 17:03 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
Following up on the webinar dedicated to Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM) techniques, I’d like to post a short summary in this blog as well as answers to most questions raised during this event. The recording of this webinar can […]

Thickness-dependent dielectric measurements with the MFIA

on 30.09.2020 at 08:52 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
Introduction A dielectric is traditionally defined as an electrical insulator, with very poor conductivity at DC [1]. However, because of its polarizability, charges can be stored in a dielectric material, typically in the format of dipoles, in the low and […]

Inductance of an SMD Shunt Resistor measured with the MFIA

on 15.09.2020 at 10:32 by Tim Ashworth on Blog of Tim Ashworth
The reliable and accurate measurement of current is critical to optimising any electronic system. The most commonly used method to measure current flows within a circuit is by using a low-value resistor mounted in series, and then measuring the voltage […]

A fast and scalable approach to controlling 100 qubits and more – Webinar summary and Q&A

on 02.09.2020 at 19:22 by tobias on Blog of Tobias Thiele
On August 20, we talked about our fast and scalable approach to controlling 100 qubits and more. The webinar was recorded and is available on Demand here. In the first part of the webinar, we covered our fast approach and […]

The many applications of the MF-MD Multi-Demodulator option

on 24.08.2020 at 09:08 by Jelena on Blog of Jelena Trbovic
During my research days, lock-in amplifiers were a standard fixture in a transport measurement setup, and there were many of them. Each lock-in measured one signal in the experiment. Adding more lock-in amplifiers in the setup was the only way […]

Webinar Q&A – Nanoscale light-matter interactions

on 12.08.2020 at 08:10 by claudius on Blog of Claudius Riek
This blog post answers questions asked from the audience during our webinar “Nanoscale light-matter interaction” hosted by Physics Today and with our guest speaker Markus Raschke and his student Samuel Johnson. The webinar was recorded and is available on Demand […]

Webinar Q&A – Optimize signal acquisition for optical measurements

on 08.07.2020 at 12:23 by claudius on Blog of Claudius Riek
This blog post answers the many appreciated questions from the audience during the two recent webinar events “Optimize signal acquisition for optical Measurements” and “Optimize signal acquisition for Optics and Photonics measurements”. Both events were recorded and are available here […]

Webinar Q&A- Impedance Analysis; Measuring Fast and Low

on 23.06.2020 at 08:01 by Tim Ashworth on Blog of Tim Ashworth
This blog post answers the many welcome questions from the audience during the recent webinar “Impedance Analysis; Measuring Fast and Low”. This webinar covered two distinct and equally important impedance measurement challenges. The first involves measuring the low equivalent series […]

Multiplexed Impedance Measurements with the MFIA

on 17.06.2020 at 13:43 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
Introduction Having more impedance measurement channels is often desirable in many applications. For instance, in electrical impedance tomography (EIT), it is common to have many channels to achieve enough spatial resolution (144 electrodes on the thorax) [1]. Naturally, this can […]

Webinar Summary – Optimize signal acquisition for optics and photonics measurements

on 16.06.2020 at 09:07 by claudius on Blog of Claudius Riek
This blog post accompanies the two webinars “Optimize the Signal Acquisition for Optical Measurements” and “Optimize the Signal Acquisition for Optics and Photonics measurements”. Thank you to everybody who joined the live event and participated actively by asking so many […]

Humidity Sensors: Resistive or Capacitive? The MFIA can tell the Answer.

on 15.06.2020 at 15:31 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
Introduction Humidity sensors (also known as hygrometers) are commonly used in applications ranging from everyday sensing to lab research [1]. They are typically placed in an enclosed chamber, such as a car or a glovebox, where they are used to […]

Nanostructure Transport Characterization Webinar

on 25.05.2020 at 11:31 by Jelena on Blog of Jelena Trbovic
First of all thank you everyone for attending the Nanostructure Transport Characterization Webinar! It was my first Webinar and it was an amazing experience for the whole team. We got a lot of questions and in this blog I will […]

Sensor Characterization and Control

on 25.05.2020 at 08:00 by kivanc on Blog of Kivanç Esat
Sensors come with different flavors. They can be inertial devices for motion detection; can be based on photosensitive materials; can be absorbing surrounding molecules to detect their concentration, and so on. Developments in micromachining and micro/nanoelectromechanical system (MEMS/NEMS) technologies lead to miniaturization and low power consumption. Hence, multiple sensors […]

Control Your Measurements With QCoDeS and Labber

on 24.05.2020 at 19:08 by andrea on Blog of Andrea Corna
With this blog post, we introduce a new high-level Python programming interface for Zurich Instruments devices: the Zurich Instruments Toolkit. It is the basis of our new support for QCoDeS and Labber measurement frameworks. A modern experiment can nowadays be a […]

How to reduce noise floor and improve SNR by employing cross-correlation techniques

on 19.05.2020 at 15:30 by Jithesh Srinivas on Blog of Jithesh Srinivas
Ultra-sensitive voltage measurements is a crucial requirement for applications such as quantum device characterization [1]. Weak signals become easily obscured by thermal noise, especially that coming from the measurement apparatus; this increases the noise floor [2] and determines a lower […]