The optical spectroscopy lab
The first real experiment is running. Base temperature 7.5 K reached.
Aligning the sample mount for the first time.
The controls for the FTIR setup.
A sample after we evaporated gold.
Great job by the technology center!
All wires connected and tested.
The youngest group member comes visiting dad's new lab.
The black frame will hold the optical table. Vibration isolation is achieved using MinusK negative spring constant isolators.
sample mount aligning and photography. Great!
The cryostat inner parts after first time gold and aluminium evaporation.
An upgrade to the cryostat: a new braid to better decouple sample and cold finger
Assembly of the cold finger and sample mount.