High B/T Facility

Bays 2 and 3 in the High B/T Facility Bays 2 and 3 in the High B/T Facility

The High B/T (magnetic field / temperature) Facility meets the needs of users who wish to conduct experiments in high magnetic fields (up to 15 tesla) and at very low temperatures (down to 0.4 mK) simultaneously. Located at the University of Florida in Gainesville, it is operated as part of the Physics Department's Microkelvin Laboratory. Faculty members in the facility work with users in the design of experiments where needed.

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"The experiment … is my first time to collaborate with NHFML researchers and get machine time to perform AC susceptibility measurements at ultra-low temperatures. In this program, everything was going on well and we have not met any problems. The experimental results are also perfect. We hope to be able to have more chance to perform nice measurements in NHFML facilities."

— Xuefeng Sun, University of Science and Technology of China, 2012 user

HOW TO APPLY

Our magnets are open to all scientists — for free — via a competitive process and we accept proposals throughout the year.

  1. Prepare documentation
    A proposal and prior results report are required.
  2. Create a user profile
    Returning users simply need to log in.
  3. Submit a request online
    Upload files and provide details about the proposed experiment.
  4. Report your results
    By year’s end, submit a 1-page report and information on publications resulting from your experiment.

Read the User Proposal Policy for complete guidelines or contact Facility Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Latest Science Highlight


  • Answered: Isotropic versus Anisotropic Transport in the Magnetic-Field-Induced Wigner-crystal state in 2D holes
    24 August 2015
    Answered:  Isotropic versus Anisotropic Transport in the Magnetic-Field-Induced Wigner-crystal state in 2D holes

    Studies of the magnetotransport of strongly interacting 2D holes in high mobility, gated, GaAs quantum wells have been carried out a very low temperatures to search for possible anisotropy in the field-induced re-entrant insulating phase. The latter phase was observed in the resistivity at a magnetic field that depended on hole density but that was independent of current direction. This shows that the re-entrant insulating phase is not due to a proposed anisotropic stripe order, but is instead caused by Wigner crystallization.

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Featured Publications


NMR Studies of the Dynamics of 3He impurities in solid 4He

S.S. Kim, et al., Phys. Rev. B, 87, 224303-224325 (2013) Read online


Bose glass and Mott glass of quasiparticles in a doped quantum magnet

R. Yu et al., Nature, 489, 379-384 (2012) Read online …


Spin polarization of the nu=12/5 fractional quantum Hall state

C. Zhang et al., Phys. Rev. B Rapid Commun., 85, 241302R (2012) Read online …


A direct measurement of the Bose-Einstein Condensation universality class in NiCl2-4SC(NH2)2 at ultra-low temperatures

L. Yin et al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 187205 (2008) Read online

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Last modified on 2 October 2014