Santa brings LHQS new LD400 from Bluefors!

2019 got off to a fantastic start here at the LHQS. Santa Claus brought us a new LD400 dilution refrigerator from Bluefors … as everyone knows Santa Claus really is from Finland. But seriously, this new low temperature cryostat is going to dramatically speed up our experimental efforts on all fronts! The fridge is being customized for exciting new experiments with electrons on helium and superconducting transmon qubits. Also, a special anti-vibration tripod is currently being fabricated in the MSU Physics and Astronomy Machine Shop and we’re busy getting the fridge setup in the lab. Lots of jobs to do, but it’s also a lot of fun! Below are some more photos of new system after we got all the parts unpacked and moved down to the lab.

Dr. Niyaz Beysengulov enjoying the view from the “top” of a our new Bluefors LD400 dilution refrigerator.

Dr. Niyaz Beysengulov enjoying the view from the “top” of a our new Bluefors LD400 dilution refrigerator.

Here’s the main section of the cryostat next to the fridge control unit. Note the super cool “Lab Lab” clock on the wall.

Here’s the main section of the cryostat next to the fridge control unit. Note the super cool “Lab Lab” clock on the wall.

It’s really getting crowded in the lab … and we haven’t even got the new tripod! Also, wow, that floor looks amazing!

It’s really getting crowded in the lab … and we haven’t even got the new tripod! Also, wow, that floor looks amazing!

At the LHQS, the gas handling systems (GHS) and compressors for the cryostats live in the subbasement area directly beneath our main measurement lab. Lots of fun work to do down here too to get the new system set up!

At the LHQS, the gas handling systems (GHS) and compressors for the cryostats live in the subbasement area directly beneath our main measurement lab. Lots of fun work to do down here too to get the new system set up!