EMP is funded through the Horizon2020 programme of the European Commission.

European Microkelvin Platform

The European Microkelvin Platform (EMP) is a consortium of 17 partners which have an extensive portfolio of capacities and expertise in ultralow temperature physics. The EMP has been established in 2014 and it provides access to the milli- and microkelvin temperature regime. Since the lowest accessible temperatures are continuously falling, we also lay considerable weight on improving and upgrading our infrastructure. These advances allow us, and our users from across Europe, to study new phenomena, thereby generating new knowledge, applications and commercial opportunities. We have a particular interest in the benefits of ultralow temperature physics for driving forward the inter-related areas of quantum materials, nanoscience, and quantum technology. The activities of the EMP hold enormous potential for innovation.
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EMP News

CryoCourse 2022: Registration open

Our upcoming CryoCourse 2022, hosted by Heidelberg University (Germany), is now open for registration. The programm extends over 13 days (Sep 09 – 21, 2022) and includes a theoretical part hosted in the Odenwald region near Heidelberg as well as a practical hands-on part organized at the Univeristy site. All relevant information can be found on the website.

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EMP User Meeting 2022

EMP will host its upcoming 1-day virtual online workshop with current and future TNA users on May 20th, 2022. This meeting shall serve as a platform to exchange ideas and information and foster fruitful discussions with our user groups sharing their TNA experiences. Next to contributed talks of ongoing and past user projects, there will be also a session dedicated on innovation activities covered by EMP. Here, academic, technical and industrial partners are working together to move a range of techniques and technologies from the lab bench to commercial products.

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Simplified EMP access for Ukrainian Researchers

The European Union has launched its ERA4Ukraine portal to help and support researchers fleeing from the war in Ukraine.

To this end, EMP has decided to simplify access to its infrastructure provided through the TNA programme.

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