The CryoFACE facility contains a Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS), Magnetic Properties Measurement System (MPMS), and X-ray diffractometer.


Before users are allowed to operate the equipment at the Facility, they are required to attend a training session and pass a test. To schedule a training session, download the Request Training Form and email it to our facility staff (contact information below).

Booking Equipment

You are requested to book your time slot in advance via StaffLink → Facility Booking → Central Equipment (for research staff) or StudentLink/GSLink → Facility Booking → Central Equipment (for students). If you are not an NTU staff member or student, please email our facility staff (contact information below).

The fee schedule is shown below. Note that different rates are charged for College of Science (CoS) users, NTU users, non-NTU academic users, and commercial users.

​Equipment ​​​​Location​ ​(SPMS-PAP)​NTU SPMS​ ​​NTU Non-SPMS​ ​​​Non-NTU ​Academic ​​​Commercial ​
​​Self OperationWith
Self Operation​With
PPMS​01-11B​--​$345/24-hrs​--​​$460/24-hrs​$800 / sample$800 / 8-hrs​

** Rate is $2000 for the first 4 days of usage if SQUID is in warm-up state.


SPMS-PAP-01-11B, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371

Contact Information

Dr Chen Xiuying
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +65 6970 1802

Quantum Design PPMS 6000
  • 14T magnet, standard temperature range of 1.9–300K, Helium-3 option 0.45–300K.
  • Transport measurements: AC and DC Resisitivity, Hall effect and Critical Current.
  • Heat capacity measurements: ACMS, AC and DC susceptibility.
  • Thermal transport measurements: thermal conductivity, Seebeck coefficient, Thermoelectric Figure of Merit, torque magnetometry.
  • Horizontal rotator for use with transport and torque magnetometry.
  • Closed-cycle helium reliquifier.
Quantum Design MPMS XL
  • 7T magnet, standard temperature range of 1.3–300K; high temperature oven: 300–800K.
  • DC magnetization measurement.
  • Reciprocating sample option.
  • Ultra-low field option with < 0.05G remnant field.
X-ray diffractometer (Rigaku SmartLab)
  • General Bragg-Brentano focusing.
  • theta/2—theta scan range.
  • Rocking curve and reciprocal space measurements.
  • Film thickness measurement mapping.
  • Small angle scattering (SAXS) and absorption (SAXA).
  • Cryostat temperature range of 173–300K.