EMP Facilities at Heidelberg University

The main instruments and support to be made available are:

  • 1 nuclear demagnetisation cryostat with a base temperature of 15 μK, equipped with an magnetic field option up to 8 T for the sample space and microwave cabling for frequencies up 10 GHz.

  • 3 cryostats with a base temperature of 7 mK and microwave cabling for frequencies up to 10 GHz

  • 1 top loading cryostats with a base temperature of 13 mK and microwave cabling up to 10 GHz

  • 1 cryostat with tuneable 30 GHz -1 THz ESR Spectroscopy and 18 T magnet

  • 1 cryostat for capacitive dilatometer for high-resolution thermal expansion & magnetostriction studies with 17 T magnet

  • High-pressure 150 bar travelling-solvent floating-zone furnace for single crystal growth

  • Facilities for sample preparation, including glovebox, furnaces, hydraulic press, polarization microscope, polishing devices

  • Laue-diffractometer and diamond saw for sample orientation

  • 2 magnetometers; one MPMS-XL, 1.6-400 K and 0-5 T, one MPMS-2, 4-300 K, 0-2 T

  • the low temperature experiments of the local scientists and the users are supported by a modern mechanical machine shop (8 people) and an excellent in-house electronic shop (10 People)

  • users will have access to all clean room processing equipment including UHV sputtering, direct laser writing and wet/dry etching. The installation is served by a technician, a chief engineer and a senior technology expert

  • operation of the cryostats are supported by a technician, who is also running the liquefaction plant at KIP and by 2 senior scientist