A number of innovative design features have been developed for the Microkelvin facility to provide an ultra-quiet environment needed for experimental research below milliKelvin temperatures.
⚹ Each bay accommodates a 15-foot dewar that is supported by a 13-foot concrete tripod whose feet are anchored in 5-ton concrete blocks independent of the building in order to isolate the research apparatus from mechanical vibrations.
⚹ Generators in the facility exclusively supply clean uninterrupted electrical power for measurements.
⚹ Liquid helium levels and the rates of helium boil-off in all dewars are monitored continuously via Cryonet. The monitoring provides a measure of safety in case of magnet or dewar malfunction. Liquid helium is supplied to the research stations by UF Cryogenic Services as needed.