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 2022 User Summer School took place May 9-13, 2022. 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
     

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  • Important Information

    We are accepting a maximum of 16 students for summer school.

    Dates

    • Online application opens: February 2022
    • Last date to apply for User Summer School: April 1, 2022 at 5 p.m. EST.
    • Acceptance notification to applicants: April 8, 2022
     

    Cost

    The cost of summer school is $400 and includes:

    • Housing at Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee Capitol - University from Sunday, May 8 to Saturday, May 14
    • 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 9. 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.

    Check in will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 8.

    Check out is 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14.

    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 2022

    Monday, May 9, 2022

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Introductions – Tim Murphy
    0830 Introduction to the DC Field Facility & Pulsed Field Facilities – Tim Murphy & Laurel Winter
    0845 The Physics of Noise – Al Migliori, LANL (via ZOOM)
    0945 Break
    1000 Noise Suppression at the Magnet Lab – Jan Jaroszynski
    1100 Cryogenics - Tim Murphy
    1200 Lunch
    Measuring Resistivity and Hall Resistance in DC Magnetic Fields – Scott Hannahs
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 1 C130: Condensed Matter NMR Techniques – Liz Green
    Group 2 C Wing: Sample Prep Techniques - Ryan Baumbach & Shermane Benjamin
    Group 3 mK: Find the Ground Loop Exercise – Jan Jaroszynski & Shalinee Chikara
    Group 4 C120: PPMS Techniques – Kaya Wei & Laurel Winter
    1450 Break
    1500 Lab Practicals
    Group 2 C130: Condensed Matter NMR Techniques – Liz Green
    Group 3 C Wing: Sample Prep Techniques - Ryan Baumbach & Shermane Benjamin
    Group 4 mK: Find the Ground Loop Exercise – Jan Jaroszynski & Shalinee Chikara
    Group 1 C120 PPMS Techniques – Kaya Wei & Laurel Winter
    1650 Group Picture
    1730 Dinner
    Kristin Roberts/Caroline McNiel – Stand Out in Science with Communications Tools

    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Fundamentals of ICR – Chris Hendrickson
    0900 Magnetization – Laurel Winter
    0945 Break
    1000 Heat Capacity – Ali Bangura
    1045 Break
    1100 DC Facility Tour – Tim Murphy & Scott Hannahs
    1200 Lunch
    Extreme Conditions Measurements – Stan Tozer
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 3 C130: Condensed Matter NMR Techniques – Liz Green
    Group 4 C Wing: Sample Prep Techniques - Ryan Baumbach & Shermane Benjamin
    Group 1 mK: Find the Ground Loop Exercise – Jan Jaroszynski & Shalinee Chikara
    Group 2 C120: PPMS Techniques - Kaya Wei & Laurel Winter
    1450 Break
    1500 Lab Practicals
    Group 4 C130: Condensed Matter NMR Techniques – Liz Green
    Group 1 C Wing: Sample Prep Techniques - Ryan Baumbach & Shermane Benjamin
    Group 2 mK: Find the Ground Loop Exercise - Jan Jaroszynski & Shalinee Chikara
    Group 3 C120: PPMS Techniques – Kaya Wei & Laurel Winter
    1650 Break
    1730 Dinner
    Lance Cooley – Superconductivity

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0830 Principles and Operation of the Lockin Amplifier – Matt Kowitt, Stanford Research Systems
    1015 Break
    1030 Electron Magnetic Resonance at the MagLab – Thierry Dubroca
    1115 EMR and ICR Facilities Tour – Thierry Dubroca & Chris Hendrickson
    1200 Lunch
    1330 Communications Mentoring & How to Think Like a Designer – Caroline McNiel
    1730 Dinner – On your own

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter – Mike Ozerov
    0900 Magneto-Optics – Stephen McGill
    0945 Break
    1000 NMR for Condensed Matter Physics – Liz Green
    1100 Measuring Fermi Surfaces in Extreme Magnetic Fields
    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 – Lin Jiao
    Group 3 Cell 9: Resistive Magnet Measurements - Scott Hannahs & Eun Sang Choi
    Group 4 Cell 6: Regular and Digital Lock-in – Alexey Suslov & Matt Kowitt
    1450 Break
    1500 Lab Practicals
    Group 2 Cell 7: Optical Spectroscopy - Steve McGill & Mike Ozerov
    Group 3 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets – Lin Jiao
    Group 4 Cell 9: Resistive Magnet Measurements - Scott Hannahs & Eun Sang Choi
    Group 1 Cell 6: Regular and Digital Lock-in – Alexey Suslov & Matt Kowitt
    1730 Dinner
    Mark Bird – Magnets 101

    Friday, May 13, 2022

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Data Acquisition – Scott Hannahs
    0900 Sample Prep Techniques – Ryan Baumbach
    0945 Break
    1000 Ultra-Low Temperature Experiments: High B/T Theory/Experiment – Mark Miesel
    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 – Lin Jiao
    Group 1 Cell 9: Resistive Magnet Measurements: Scott Hannahs & Eun Sang Choi
    Group 2 Cell 6: Regular and Digital Lock-in – Alexey Suslov & Matt Kowitt
    1450 Break
    1500 Lab Practicals
    Group 4 Cell 7: Optical Spectroscopy - Steve McGill & Mike Ozerov
    Group 1 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets – Lin Jiao
    Group 2 Cell 9: Resistive Magnet Measurements: Scott Hannahs & Eun Sang Choi
    Group 3 Cell 6: Regular and Digital Lock-in – Alexey Suslov & Matt Kowitt
    1650 Break
    feedback
    1730 Dinner

    Saturday, May 14, 2022 – Return Home

  • Application

    The User Summer School application is now closed.

Last modified on 20 May 2022