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.

Video by Stephen Bilenky

 
  • 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 will take place May 13-17, 2019. 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: January 2019
    • Last date to apply for 2019 User Summer School: April 1, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST.
    • Acceptance notification to applicants: April 8, 2019
     

    Cost

    The cost of summer school is $400 and includes:

    • Housing at Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University from Sunday, May 12 to Saturday, May 18
    • 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 13. 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 Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University

    Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University
    824 Railroad Avenue
    Tallahassee, FL 32310
    (850) 692-7150

    Housing will be provided for out-of-town students at Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University.

     

    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, May 12.

    Check out is 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.

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

    Please visit Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University 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 Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University. 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 approximately 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 Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University for a fee. Parking at the MagLab does not require a pass.

  • Agenda

    MagLab User Summer School 2019

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Get to know each other – Tim Murphy
    0830 Introduction to the DC Field Facility & Pulsed Field Facilities – Tim Murphy & Laurel Winter
    0845 The Physics of Noise – Al Migliori, LANL
    0945 Break
    1000 Principles and Operation of the Lockin Amplifier – Matt Kowitt, Stanford Research Systems
    1100 Noise Suppression at the Magnet Lab – Jan Jaroszynski
    1200 Lunch
    Measuring Resistivity and Hall Resistance in DC Magnetic Fields – Scott Hannahs
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 1 C108: High Pressure Techniques – Stan Tozer & Audrey Grockowiak
    Group 2 Cell 6: Regular and Digital Lock-in – Alexey Suslov & Matt Kowitt
    Group 3 Cell 16: Find the Ground Loop Exercise – Jan Jaroszynski, William Coniglio, Al Migliori
    Group 4 A110: PPMS Techniques – Dave Graf & Laurel Winter
    1450 Break
    1500 Lab Practicals
    Group 2 C108: High Pressure Techniques – Stan Tozer & Audrey Grockowiak
    Group 3 Cell 6: Regular and Digital Lock-in – Alexey Suslov & Matt Kowitt
    Group 4 Cell 16: Find the Ground Loop Exercise – Jan Jaroszynski, William Coniglio, Al Migliori
    Group 1 A110: PPMS Techniques – Dave Graf & Laurel Winter
    1650 Group Picture
    1730 Dinner
    Kristin Roberts/Caroline McNiel – Stand Out in Science with Communications Tools

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Fundamentals of ICR – Chris Hendrickson
    0900 Cryogenics – Tim Murphy
    0945 Break
    1000 Heat Capacity – Scott Hannahs
    1045 Break
    1100 DC Facility Tour – Tim Murphy & Scott Hannahs
    1200 Lunch
    Extreme Conditions Measurements – Stan Tozer
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 3 C108: High Pressure Techniques – Stan Tozer & Audrey Grockowiak
    Group 4 Cell 6: Regular and Digital Lock-in – Alexey Suslov & Matt Kowitt
    Group 1 Cell 16: Find the Ground Loop Exercise – Jan Jaroszynski, William Coniglio, Al Migliori
    Group 2 A110: PPMS Techniques – Dave Graf & Laurel Winter
    1450 Break
    1500 Lab Practicals
    Group 4 C108: High Pressure Techniques – Stan Tozer & Audrey Grockowiak
    Group 1 Cell 6: Regular and Digital Lock-in – Alexey Suslov & Matt Kowitt
    Group 2 Cell 16: Find the Ground Loop Exercise – Jan Jaroszynski, William Coniglio, Al Migliori
    Group 3 A110: PPMS Techniques – Dave Graf & Laurel Winter
    1650 Break
    1730 Dinner
    David Larbalestier – Superconductivity

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Magnetization – Laurel Winter
    0915 Complex Mixture Analysis – Amy McKenna
    1015 Break
    1030 Electron Magnetic Resonance at the MagLab - Steve Hill
    1115 EMR and ICR Facilities Tour – Steve Hill & Chris Hendrickson
    1200 Lunch
    PPMS Measurement Techniques for Electrical Transport & Magnetometry – Randy Dumas, Quantum Design
    1330 Communications Mentoring & How to Think Like a Designer – Caroline McNiel
    1730 Dinner – On your own

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    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 Measuring Fermi Surfaces in Extreme Magnetic Fields – David Graf
    1200 Lunch
    The Science of Entrepreneurship – Jeff Whalen
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 1 Cell 7: Optical Spectroscopy – Steve McGill & Mike Ozerov
    Group 2 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets – Laurel Winter & Ali Bangura
    Group 3 Cell 9: 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 7: Optical Spectroscopy – Steve McGill & Mike Ozerov
    Group 3 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets – Laurel Winter & Ali Bangura
    Group 4 Cell 9: 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 17, 2019

    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 – Tim Murphy
    1115 Panel Discussion with Instructors
    1200 Lunch
    certificates
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 3 Cell 7: Optical Spectroscopy – Steve McGill & Mike Ozerov
    Group 4 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets – Laurel Winter & Ali Bangura
    Group 1 Cell 9: 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 7: Optical Spectroscopy – Steve McGill & Mike Ozerov
    Group 1 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets – Laurel Winter & Ali Bangura
    Group 2 Cell 9: 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 18, 2019 – Return Home

  • Application

    The application process for the User Summer School 2019 is open until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 1. Acceptance notifications will be sent by April 8, 2019.

    The User Summer School application is now closed.

Last modified on 1 May 2019