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Studnets Luke Heroux and Brad Musik go over an experimental setup in Dr. Migone's lab.

Magnetic Properties Laboratory, Naushad Ali
The lab includes a SQUID magnetometer, high-temperature ovens, a diamond cutting saw, assorted other magnetometers and a variable temperature electrical resistance measurement setup.

The Novel Materials and Heterostructures Laboratory, Dipanjan Mazumdar

Our research is in the area of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, on novel electronic and magnetic materials to explore and exploit the subtle interplay between spin, charge and lattice degrees of freedom. Advances in experimental and theoretical techniques allow us to grow and investigate physical properties of materials with unprecedented detail and accuracy. This has significantly enhanced the problem-solving ability of the scientific community. In our lab we pay attention to every aspect of material physics research, namely growth, physical property investigation, theory, and device applications. The overarching goal is to discover novel materials and heterostructures and realize their application potential.

The Low Temperature Laboratory, Aldo Migone
The lab has six automated, variable-temperature, volumetric adsorption setups (one with high-pressure capabilities), a helium mass-spectrometer leak detector, a tube furnace, a vacuum oven, and a setup for ac calorimetry measurements and ac thermal diffusivity measurements.

Carbon Nanomaterials Laboratory, Saikat Talapatra

Our research is primarily related to Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. We employ various state of the art techniques for synthesis, charaterization and modifcation of a variety of nanostructures which includes carbon nanotubes, graphene etc. At present our research focus is geared towards developing these materials for a variety of applications. Some of the applications that we are currently developing using these nanaoscale materials are broadly related to the energy storage, energy conversion, clean enviornmental technology and nano-electronic devices.