Posts in Category MFLI

Capturing transients with Zurich Instruments Toolkit: Programing your instruments was never that easy

on 07.04.2021 at 09:27 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
In many applications, Zurich Instruments lock-in amplifiers and impedance analyzers are integrated into a larger measurement system. Having an application programable interface (API) to obtain necessary information from the instruments is of great importance in such cases. Thanks to the […]

Webinar summary with Q&A – Probing local magnetic field patterns

on 26.02.2021 at 15:04 by Jelena on Blog of Jelena Trbovic
In this webinar we teamed up with Prof Martino Poggio who’s work focuses on understanding the physics of materials and phenomena that is strongly dependent on the local conditions, be it by impurities or through the design through local probing […]

Fast Frequency Sweeps for Impedance Measurements

on 19.01.2021 at 10:59 by Tim Ashworth on Blog of Tim Ashworth
When characterising a device or material as a function of frequency, the resulting spectrum may change with time as the environment or material itself evolves. This time evolution can be captured by taking sequential frequency sweeps with the LabOne Sweeper […]

Function Generation Via Auxiliary Outputs on Your Instruments

on 26.11.2020 at 17:33 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
Introduction Quite often one wants to generate an electrical waveform to assist his/her lock-in or impedance measurements. Such a function can be generated by a dedicated function generator, but ideally should be done in the same instrument, not only to […]

Get additional insights into your setup with the MF-DIG option

on 08.11.2020 at 15:50 by Jelena on Blog of Jelena Trbovic
Lock-in amplifiers are at their best when rejecting the noise and increasing the signal-to-noise ratio. When the setup is well characterized the measurements are carried out at a single frequency and measured against external parameters. Throughout the measurement, detailed noise […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DC I-V Sweeps on the MFIA

on 10.01.2020 at 09:07 by Tim Ashworth on Blog of Tim Ashworth
Characterizing the impedance of components and materials with the MFIA is done by necessity with an AC signal. However, the MFIA and MFLI can also take DC measurements. This blog post shows how easy it is to take DC measurements, […]

A deep dive into data acquisition with the DAQ tool

on 25.11.2019 at 14:21 by moritz on Blog of Moritz Kirste
Introduction Looking at the heart of experimental science you will find data acquisition. Why? Because even the most perfectly conceived experiment is worth nothing if nobody acquires, analyzes and stores data for further analysis and reproduction of results. Despite its […]

Synchronization of Multiple MFLI Lock-in Amplifiers by MDS

on 16.09.2019 at 00:00 by Mehdi on Blog of Mehdi Alem
Introduction  Multi-channel signal generation and detection are indispensable in many applications such as multi-qubit quantum computing and multi-sensor systems. Synchronization of signal channels comes to the equation when the temporal sequence of events is of interest, especially for fast physical […]

Frequency-Domain Response of Lock-in Filters

on 19.03.2019 at 18:10 by Mehdi on Blog of Mehdi Alem
Introduction  The response of a lock-in amplifier is characterized by the parameters of its low-pass filter (LPF), i.e. time constant and filter order. The temporal response of the LPF demonstrates the latency of measurement while its spectral response shows the […]

How to Demodulate Multi-frequency Signals such as AM, FM and PM

on 20.03.2018 at 13:26 by Mehdi on Blog of Mehdi Alem
Introduction  When analyzing signals with multiple frequency components, it is important to measure the amplitude and phase of each frequency component accurately so that a change in the characteristics of one component does not affect the measurement of another frequency component. There […]

Kramers–Kronig Test Applied to Impedance Measurements of Electrical Circuits

on 25.09.2017 at 06:57 by Mehdi on Blog of Mehdi Alem
Introduction  In this post, the Kramers-Kronig relations are used to verify the results of an impedance measurement experiment performed by the Zurich Instruments MFIA Impedance Analyzer or MFLI Lock-in Amplifier equipped with the MF-IA option. The Kramers-Kronig relations state that the real […]

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