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Multiplexed Impedance Measurements


Multiplexed Impedance Measurement

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 be done with multiple instruments working together. When synchronization is...

Optimize Signal Acquisition for Optics and Photonics Measurements


Filter Bandwidth

This blog post accompanies the two webinars "Optimize signal acquisition for optical measurements" and "Optimize signal acquisition for optics and photonics measurements". Thank you to everybody who joined the live event and participated actively by asking so many questions. In this blog post, I want to summarize the content of...

Humidity Sensors – Resistive or Capacitive?


Humidity Sensing

Humidity sensors (also known as hygrometers) are commonly used in applications ranging from everyday sensing to lab research. They are typically placed in an enclosed chamber, such as a car or a glovebox, where they are used to check whether the humidity is healthy for humans or materials inside.

Nanostructure Transport Characterization - Q&A


Transport Characterization

Thank you to everyone who attended the "Nanostructure transport characterization" Webinar. It was my first webinar and it was an amazing experience for the whole team. We received a lot of questions and in this post I will answer most of them by grouping them into four categories: Measurement tools...

Sensor Characterization and Control


Lock-in Principle

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 based...

Controlling Your Measurements With QCoDeS and Labber



With this blog post, we introduce a new high-level Python programming interface for our instruments: the Zurich Instruments Toolkit. It is the basis of our new support for QCoDeS and Labber measurement frameworks. A modern experiment can be a complex beast. Researchers put a great amount of time and care...

Meeting SPM Users Virtually


SPM Usermeeting 2020 Head

The 4th SPM User Meeting that was originally planned to occur in April in Lyon was rescheduled to 2021 due to the COVID-19 situation. We therefore found inventive ways to stay connected with our community, in a virtual manner, while leaving everyone safe at home. This blog post summarizes the...



MFIA Setup

阻抗测量可能有诸多不同的要求,但是最终共同的目标都一致,即获得最高的准度,精度和可重复性。本篇博文将指导您如何通过最佳的设置来提升您的阻抗测量结果。5个小技巧包括:1.确保仪器和待测器件之间的接线最佳; 2.使用用户补偿功能提升测量准度;3.选择正确的检测端子配置; 4.尽可能的使用自动输入量程模式; 5.优化平衡测量的速度和精度。

Power Cycling Zurich Instruments' Devices Remotely



Because of the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, many of us are working from home. Two weeks ago, we have shown you how to access and control our instruments remotely using LabOne. However, we didn't discuss how to properly shut down, or restart the instruments remotely. The main reason: once an...

5 Tips to Improve Your Impedance Measurements


MFIA Setup

Impedance applications often have different requirements, but the common goals are similar; get the best possible accuracy, precision, and repeatability. This blog post will guide you to the best measurement settings to improve your impedance measurements. It will help you to get the best data and save your valuable time...

Working Remotely with Zurich Instruments' LabOne



Not only in the wake of COVID-19, but also because of the growing automation of experimental setups, remote access of instrumentation is an increasing need and Zurich Instruments' devices are designed to provide just that. With no physical adjusting knobs, the instruments are fully controlled by our LabOne software or...

Choosing the Right Tool to Acquire Lock-in Data


Lock-in Data

A crucial part of setting up an experiment is to integrate proper instrumentation to collect and save data. It is important not only to have correct results but also to ensure an efficient workflow. This blog post and related video will help you to answer the question: what is the...

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