Physics Colloquium: Low Temperature Calorimetry and SQUID Applications

Event Details

  • Speaker(s): Jan Kycia
  • Date:
  • Time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Science Complex, Atrium Wing, Rm. 1511

I will introduce the basics of cryogenic technology and then describe the work my group is doing using Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs), Transition Edge Sensors (TESs) as well as low temperature calorimetry. Applications include the SCUBA2 detector for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, 1/f noise characterization of Josephson Junctions for Quantum computing, and the characterization of frustrated magnetic systems (for example LiHoxY1-xF4 ).