Great minds think alike!
A nice day for measurements
Admiring the new dilution fridge inside the shielding room.
Deciding what to do about the extremely heavy piece of expensive equipment -- how do we lower it into the pit?
The fridge is thankfully safely suspended in the pit.
Control panel for the gas-handling system portion of the new fridge.
Testing the weight-bearing capacity of our hand-made support structure.
Refilling the cold trap with liquid nitrogen and causing a cool cloud effect to flood the hallway at the same time.
Fixing and cleaning the thermal evaporator we use to evaporate metals during sample preparation.
Using a containment box to carefully exfoliate graphene onto a clean substrate.
Cutting a metal beam down to size for the support structure.
Saying goodbye to the beloved old fridge upon graduation (and deprecation...).
Working on the previous installation of the fridge while perching precariously over the pit.
Our advisor being very hands-on in the construction of the lab by digging out the pit (2001).
Hanging out in the lab and relaxing after a hard day's (night's) work.
'Fixing' the scanning microscope…and learning a lesson about proper tool usage.
Expressing frustration (or brain freeze…or telepathic powers?).
Wearing appropriate safety glasses and enjoying the electronics lab.
Being serious in the face of so much picture-taking.
'Working' (posing) in the hood.