An automatic vibrating reed apparatus for internal friction and elastic modulus measurements in solids is described. The apparatus is equipped with a resistive heater for measurements up to 1400 K. A magnetic field (up to 250 kAt/m) is also available in the 300–1000 K range. Measurements as a function of temperature and/or magnetic field can be easily carried out. Data acquisition is controlled by a computer and originally written software allows automatic measurements and real time data analysis offering a user-friendly interface. The acquisition rate is nearly two orders of magnitude faster than that achieved manually. The use of the analyzer is straightforward and does not require a prolonged training of particularly skillful personnel.

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