User Summer School

MagLab scientist Jeff Whalen conducts a hands-on workshop at the 2015 User Summer School. MagLab scientist Jeff Whalen conducts a hands-on workshop at the 2015 User Summer School.

If you are an advanced graduate student, postdoctoral associate or early career investigator looking to gain practical measurement experience, the MagLab User Summer School will help you develop skills you can use in your home laboratory and in user facilities worldwide.

  • Overview

    The weeklong summer school features tutorials on measurement techniques, practical exercises and plenary talks from experts in the field of condensed matter physics.

    The next User Summer School takes place in May 16-20, 2016. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates.

    This experience is designed to provide a “technique toolkit” to early career scientists that includes:

    • Noise types and theory; noise suppression techniques
    • Transport techniques
    • Magnetometry: AC, torque, vibrating sample magnetometer, SQUID
    • Heat capacity measurements
    • Magneto-optics
    • Infrared and terahertz spectroscopy
    • Ultrasound spectroscopy
    • High-pressure methods
    • NMR techniques for chemistry, biology and condensed matter
    • Electron paramagnetic resonance (electron spin resonance)
    • Cryogenic techniques
    • Measurements at ultra-low temperatures
    • The nuts and bolts of data acquisition
     

    For more information please contact Renee Luallen.

  • Important Information

    We are accepting a maximum of 28 students for summer school.

    Dates

    • Online application opens: March 2016
    • Last date to apply for 2016 User Summer School: April 18, 2016
    • Acceptance notification to applicants: April 22, 2016
     

    Cost

    The cost of summer school is $375 and includes:

    • housing at aLoft Hotel from Sunday, May 15 to Saturday, May 21
    • travel between the hotel and MagLab during the week
    • most meals
     

    Safety

    Name badges will be provided when you arrive at the MagLab on Monday, May 16. You must display your name badge during the entire week to identify yourself as a Summer School participant.

    The MagLab does not allow "open-toed shoes" in lab spaces. You MUST wear close-toed shoes (no flip-flops or sandals). In addition, if you have any implants (like knee replacements or metal pins) or medical devices that you rely upon (such as pacemakers or insulin pumps), let us know as soon as possible.

  • Accommodations

    Housing at Aloft Hotel

    aloft hotel snall Aloft Tallahassee Downtown
    200 North Monroe Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
    850-513-0313

    Housing will be provided for out of town students at Aloft Hotel, which is located in downtown Tallahassee.

     

    Students do not need to make their own reservations. The MagLab will reserve and assign rooms for students.

    Each room will have two double beds and accommodate two students.

    Check in will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15.

    Check out is 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.

    The hotel will provide a transportation to/from the MagLab for students traveling without their own transportation during their stay.

    Please visit Aloft's website for additional information on the hotel's amenities.

  • Transportation and Parking

    Transportation

    Students are responsible for transportation to and from Tallahassee and between the airport and the Aloft hotel. There are taxi services and Uber available in Tallahassee.

    Transportation will be provided to and from the hotel to the MagLab Monday through Friday. The hotel shuttle will depart the hotel at 7:30 a.m. each morning. The hotel shuttle will pick up at the MagLab each evening and return students to the hotel.

     

    Parking

    Parking is available at Aloft hotel for a fee. Parking at the MagLab does not require a pass.

  • Agenda

    MagLab User Summer School 2016 - Agenda

    Monday, May 16, 2016

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Get to know each other - Eric Palm
    0830 Introduction to the DC Field Facility - Tim Murphy
    0845 Principles and Operationc of the Lockin Amplifier – Matt Kowit from Stanford Research Systems
    0945 Break
    1000 The Physics of Noise - Matt Kowitt
    1100 Noise Suppression at the Magnet Lab - Jan Jaroszynski
    1200 Lunch - Magnetization - Eric Palm
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 1 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets - Ju-Hyun Park & Scott Maier
    Group 2 Cell 2: Regular and Digital Lock-in - Alexey Suslov & Matt Kowitt
    Group 3 Cell 4: Find the Ground Loop Exercise - Jan Jaroszynski & William Coniglio
    Group 4 A110: PPMS Techniques - Dave Graf & QD Instructor
    1450 Break
    1500 Lab Practicals
    Group 2 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets - Ju-Hyun Park & Scott Maier
    Group 3 Cell 2: Regular and Digital Lock-in - Alexey Suslov & Matt Kowitt
    Group 4 Cell 4: Find the Ground Loop Exercise – Jan Jaroszynski & William Coniglio
    Group 1 A110: PPMS Techniques - Dave Graf & QD Instructor
    1650 Group Picture
    1730 Dinner with the Instructors
    Greg Boebinger - MagLab Science Overview

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Fundamentals of ICR - Ryan Rodgers
    0900 Cryogenics - Tim Murphy
    0945 Break
    1000 Electron Magnetic Resonance at the MagLab - Steve Hill
    1045 Break
    1100 DC Facility Tour - Tim Murphy & Eric Palm
    1200 Lunch
    Quantum Design - PPMS Measurement Techniques for Electrical Transport & Magnetometry
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 3 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets – Ju-Hyun Park & Scott Maier
    Group 4 Cell 2: Regular and Digital Lock-in - Alexey Suslov & Matt Kowitt
    Group 1 Cell 4: Find the Ground Loop Exercise – Jan Jaroszynski & William Coniglio
    Group 2 A110: PPMS Techniques - Dave Graf & QD Instructor
    1450 Break
    1500 Lab Practicals
    Group 4 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets - Ju-Hyun Park & Scott Maier
    Group 1 Cell 2: Regular and Digital Lock-in - Alexey Suslov & Matt Kowitt
    Group 2 Cell 4: Find the Ground Loop Exercise - Jan Jaroszynski & William Coniglio
    Group 3 A110: PPMS Techniques - Dave Graf & QD Instructor
    1650 Break
    1730 Dinner
    David Larbalestier - Superconductivity

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Measuring Resistivity and Hall Resistance in DC Magnetic Fields - Eric Palm
    0915 Measuring Fermi Surfaces in Extreme Magnetic Fields - David Graf
    1015 Break
    1030 Complex Mixture Analysis – Amy McKenna
    1115 EMR and ICR Facilities Tour – Steve Hill & Ryan Rodgers
    1200 Lunch - PFF movie
    1300 Free Time (Excursion to Wakulla Springs - weather permitting) - TBD
    1730 Dinner - On your own

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter - Dmitry Smirnov
    0900 Magneto-Optics - Stephen McGill
    0945 Break
    1000 NMR for Condensed Matter Physics - Arneil Reyes
    1100 Heat Capacity - Scott Hannahs
    1200 Lunch - Infrared movie
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 1 Cell 6: Optical Spectroscopy - Steve McGill, & Dmitry Smirnov
    Group 2 C120: Condensed Matter NMR - Arneil Reyes
    Group 3 Cell 12: Resistive Magnet Measurements: Scott Hannahs & Eun Sang Choi
    Group 4 C Wing: Sample Prep Techniques: Ryan Baumbach & Jeff Whalen
    1450 Break
    1500 Lab Practicals
    Group 2 Cell 6: Optical Spectroscopy - Steve McGill, & Dmitry Smirnov
    Group 3 Cell C120: Condensed Matter NMR - Arneil Reyes
    Group 4 Cell 12: Resistive Magnet Measurements: Scott Hannahs & Eun Sang Choi
    Group 1 C Wing: Sample Prep Techniques: Ryan Baumbach & Jeff Whalen
    1730 Dinner
    Mark Bird - Magnets 101

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Data Acquisition - William Coniglio
    0900 Sample Prep Techniques - Ryan Baumbach & Jeff Whalen
    0945 Break
    1000 Ultra-Low Temperature Experiments High B/T Theory/Experiment - Neil Sullivan
    1045 How to Use a National User Facility - Eric Palm
    1200 Lunch - certificates
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 3 Cell 6: Optical Spectroscopy - Steve McGill, & Dmitry Smirnov
    Group 4 C120: Condensed Matter NMR - Arneil Reyes
    Group 1 Cell 12: Resistive Magnet Measurements: Scott Hannahs & Eun Sang Choi
    Group 2 C Wing: Sample Prep Techniques: Ryan Baumbach & Jeff Whalen
    1450 Break
    1500 Lab Practicals
    Group 4 Cell 6: Optical Spectroscopy - Steve McGill, & Dmitry Smirnov
    Group 1 C120: Condensed Matter NMR - Arneil Reyes
    Group 2 Cell 12: Resistive Magnet Measurements: Scott Hannahs & Eun Sang Choi
    Group 3 C Wing: Sample Prep Techniques: Ryan Baumbach & Jeff Whalen
    1650 Break - feedback
    1730 Dinner

    Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Return Home

  • Application

    The application process for the User Summer School 2016 is now closed. Acceptance notifications will be sent on April 22, 2016.

Last modified on 16 May 2016