High B/T Facility at the University of Florida
The High B/T Facility is a part of NHMFL user facility for studying fundamental phenomena at very low temperatures where new quantum phenomena can be seen ONLY in high B and low T. The High B/T Facility is located in the third Bay of the Microkelvin Laboratory at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
The Microkelvin Laboratory was created in 1988, following the award of a grant from the National Science Foundation to support a new facility for research at temperatures below 1 milliKelvin. The University of Florida provided funds for constructing the building that consisted of three separate bays. The completion of the third bay as a high capacity nuclear refrigerator was part of the NHMFL proposal in 1990. The facility was completed for user operation in 1994-95.
The facility holds world’s record for high B/T in Bay 1 for short term low field capabilities and record for high field long time (> 1 week ) experiments. We lead group in world in collective studies of quantum fluids and solids in terms of breadth and low temperature techniques (thermometry, NMR, ultrasound, heat capacity, sample cooling.) We also keep strong links to associated condensed matter physics group and theory group of UF physics (superconductivity, nanophysics, biophysics, heavy fermions.)