HomeContact Us
Quantum Design Education:  Connecting Students with Materials Research

Connecting Students with Materials Research

Fe3O4 (Magnetite) Electronic Characterization

Like   Like
Comment   Comment
I Did This   I Did This
Share   Share
Description   Description Details   Details Files   Files Comments   Comments I Did This   I Did This

In this Educational Module, students will characterize the resistive properties of a sample of Fe3O4, more commonly known as magnetite. The primary emphasis will be to observe the Verwey transition, which is a structural phase transition accompanied by charge ordering.




Several items are needed for this experiment, which include:

  • Magnetite sample
  • Silver paint
  • Silver paint applicator
  • 25 micron diameter Pt or Au wire
  • Apiezon N grease or GE7031 varnish
  • Weighing or cigarette paper
  • Tweezers
  • Microscope
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • Soldering iron


There are currently no comments.

No one has duplicated this experiment yet.

This website may use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.
View our Privacy Policy.

I Understand