User Summer School

User Summer School group. User Summer School group.

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 most recent User Summer School was held in May 2015. Please view the agenda below to access presentations from the event. The next User Summer School will take place in May 2016. Please visit this page in early 2016 for more details or 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.

  • Agenda/Talks

    MagLab User Summer School 2015 - Agenda

    Monday, May 18, 2015

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 Get to know each other - Eric Palm
    pdfIntroduction to the DC Field Facility - Tim Murphy
    0835 pdfIntroduction to the Pulsed Field Facility - Ross MacDonald
    0845 The Physics of Noise - Al Migliori
    0945 Break
    1000 pdfNoise Suppression at the Magnet Lab - Jan Jaroszynski
    1100 Magnetization - Ross MacDonald
    1200 Lunch - Neil Dilley-An Overview of the PPMS Family of Instruments from Quantum Design.
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 1 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets - Ju-Hyun Park & Hongwoo Baek
    Group 2 Cell 2: Regular and Digital Lock-in - Alexey Suslov & William Coniglio
    Group 3 Cell 4: Find the Ground Loop Exercise - Jan Jaroszynski & Scott Riggs
    Group 4 A110: PPMS Techniques - Dave Graf & Neil Dilley
    1450 Break
    1500 Lab Practicals
    Group 2 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets - Ju-Hyun Park & Hongwoo Baek
    Group 3 Cell 2: Regular and Digital Lock-in - Alexey Suslov & William Coniglio
    Group 4 Cell 4: Find the Ground Loop Exercise – Jan Jaroszynski & Scott Riggs
    Group 1 A110: pdfPPMS Techniques - Dave Graf & Neil Dilley
    1650 Group Picture
    1730 Dinner with the Instructors
    Greg Boebinger - pdfMagLab Science Overview

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 pdfFundamentals of ICR - Ryan Rodgers
    0900 pdfCryogenics - Tim Murphy
    0945 Break
    1000 pdfElectron Magnetic Resonance at the MagLab - Steve Hill
    1045 Break
    1100 DC Facility Tour - Tim Murphy & Eric Palm
    1200 Lunch
    Blackboard Talk - Al Migliori
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 3 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets – Ju-Hyun Park & Hongwoo Baek
    Group 4 Cell 2: Regular and Digital Lock-in - Alexey Suslov & William Coniglio
    Group 1 Cell 4: Find the Ground Loop Exercise – Jan Jaroszynski & Scott Riggs
    Group 2 A110: PPMS Techniques - Dave Graf & Neil Dilley
    1450 Break
    1500 Lab Practicals
    Group 4 SCM2: Cryogenic Measurements in DC Magnets - Ju-Hyun Park & Hongwoo Baek
    Group 1 Cell 2: Regular and Digital Lock-in - Alexey Suslov & William Coniglio
    Group 2 Cell 4: Find the Ground Loop Exercise - Jan Jaroszynski & Scott Riggs
    Group 3 A110: PPMS Techniques - Dave Graf & Neil Dilley
    1650 Break
    1730 Dinner
    David Larbalestier - pdfSuperconductivity

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 pdfOptical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter - Komalavalli Thirunavukkuarasu
    0900 pdfMagneto-Optics - Stephen McGill
    0945 Break
    1000 pdfNMR for Condensed Matter Physics - Arneil Reyes
    1100 pdfHeat Capacity - Scott Riggs
    1200 Lunch - Infrared movie
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 1 Cell 6: pdfOptical Spectroscopy - Steve McGill, Zhiqiang Li & Komalavalli Thirunavukkuarasu
    Group 2 C120: Condensed Matter NMR - Arneil Reyes & Phil Kuhns
    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, Zhiqiang Li & Komalavalli Thirunavukkuarasu
    Group 3 Cell C120: Condensed Matter NMR - Arneil Reyes & Phil Kuhns
    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 22, 2015

    0800 Arrive at MagLab
    0815 pdfData Acquisition - Scott Hannahs
    0900 Sample Prep Techniques – Ryan Baumbach & Jeff Whalen
    0945 Break
    1000 pdfUltra-Low Temperature Experiments High B/T Theory/Experiment - Neil Sullivan
    1045 pdfHow to Use a National User Facility - Eric Palm
    1115 Panel Discussion with Instructors
    1200 Lunch - certificates
    1300 Lab Practicals
    Group 3 Cell 6: Optical Spectroscopy - Steve McGill, Zhiqiang Li & Komalavalli Thirunavukkuarasu
    Group 4 C120: Condensed Matter NMR - Arneil Reyes & Phil Kuhns
    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, Zhiqiang Li & Komalavalli Thirunavukkuarasu
    Group 1 C120: Condensed Matter NMR - Arneil Reyes & Phil Kuhns
    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 23, 2015 - Return Home

Last modified on 22 June 2015