Quantum Design® MPMS utilizes a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device or SQUID Magnetometer capable of observing minute changes in magnetic flux in order to study the magnetic properties of samples. It is extremely sensitive for all kinds of AC and DC magnetic measurements. A SQUID detects and measures the magnetic moment of any sample and from this we can determine the magnetization and magnetic susceptibility. Applications of the SQUID magnetometer include measurements in key areas such as high-temperature superconductivity, biochemistry, spintronics, and condensed matter physics.

Similar to its sibling the PPMS, the MPMS has a temperature range from 1.9 to 400 K with a programmable applied magnetic field of 0 to +/- 5 Tesla. The strength of this instrument is in its maximum sensitivity which is in the range of 10-9 emu and requirement of very small amounts of measured material.