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Low Temperature Lab (all in a Faraday Cage and with clean power supply)

  • 2 Glass Cryostats
  • 3 Stainless Steel by Janis (2K with high speed centralized pumping 0.1 Tor.)
    • 1 with Superconducting Magnet (10T) manual ramping
  • He3 System
  • Mini-Dilution with gas handling system (including Turbo-pump (10-7Tor.) and He-sealed mechanical pump (10-4Tor.)) for He3-He4 mixing
  • 1 Quantum Design PPMS:
    • 9 T magnet with automatic ramping up/dw
    • Transport Measurement (Resistivity, Hall, magneto-resistivity
    • Specific Heat (few mg sample)
    • No liquid N2 only liquid He needed (both liquids available)
  • Pfeiffer Leak Detector
  • Digital Scopes & Multi-Meters
  • Multi-channel DAQ boards with LabView control, GPIB, or USB
  • Xpert Phillips X-ray Diffractometer

Surface Science

  • Park Atomic Force Microscope (on a vibration isolation slab)
    • Various speed modes and cantilevers
    • Thermal profile scanning tool
  • Varian Vacuum Vapor deposition for low melting point elements
    • Diffusion pump backed by mechanical pump and
    • Possible to fit to High speed Varian Turbo-pump
  • 3 Fume Hoods

Machine shop with lathe, milling machine, band saw and drill press

A planetarium with a Spitz A3P projector and 24-foot dome, used for astronomy labs and public outreach.

An observatory with a collection of Dobsonians used for astronomy labs, and a permanently mounted Meade 10-inch reflector in a roll-off shed, used for undergraduate research and public outreach.

Last Updated 10/12/17

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