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Mag X talk: Lucia Steinke (UF Physics)
MagX talks, given on Zoom, are aimed at MagLab-wide and beyond audiences who may be interested in the wide-range of activities at the MagLab. Prior talks can be viewed at https://public.magnet.fsu.edu/MagX/.
Dr. Lucia Steinke
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
University of Florida
Thermal probes for quantum materials: pushing the boundaries of ultra-low temperatures and high magnetic fields
Discussion Leader: Dr. Mark Meisel
Quantum materials — systems dominated by quantum mechanical effects that cannot be described by classical approximations – hold great potential for future technologies including quantum computation, sensing, and discoveries of new emergent quantum phenomena. A complete understanding of these quantum phenomena frequently requires extreme experimental conditions beyond the capabilities of most university and industrial laboratories and the development of compatible experimental probes and methods.
Measurements of specific heat and thermal transport provide essential information including complex magnetic order, quantum phase transitions, novel superconductivity, and topological states. These measurements are particularly challenging at the combined extremes of ultra-low temperatures and high magnetic fields. I will present ideas and ongoing projects at the MagLab High B/T facility that aim to address these challenges by improving both temperature measurements and cooling methods.