Our first molecular spin coherence signal in solid parahydrogen; inset shows power spectrum.
Dirty sample and unshimmed magnetic field, but signal nonetheless!
South cryostat 2 Tesla superconducting magnet is operational.
The south cryostat has been converted for growth of parahydrogen samples. Here, a ~4mm thick sample has been deposited on a sapphire window attached to a copper coldfinger. The parahydrogen gas plumbing is at the right.
Bobby Prater (bottom right) is selected as the physics department’s Westfall Scholar.
Rubidium-doped solid parahydrogen, grown on a sapphire substrate attached to a copper coldfinger. The blue tint of the crystal comes from the rubidium atoms.
Nancy Quirós (center) returns from San Francisco to walk in graduation.
From the left: Andrew Kanagin, Jonathan Weinstein, Sunil Upadhyay, Nia Anders, Jocelyn Sanchez, and Di Xiao. AWOL on photo day: Nancy Quirós, Tim Christy.
From the left: Jonathan, Naima Tariq, Andrew Kanagin, Sameer Regmi, and Vijay Singh.
The graduate students are laughing because even in a posed photo, Jonathan can’t keep his mouth shut about aligning optics.
From the left: Jonathan, Tian Li, Ryan Baker, Mei-Ju Lu, Aja Ellis, Vijay Singh, Kyle Hardman
Franklin Jose and Mei-Ju Lu pretend to adjust their ytterbium discharge cell so a professional UNR photographer can take action photos of lab
North cryostat closeup
North cryostat and optics table operational
New floor, new paint, cleaned out.
Lab work begins.
(Renovations are still not finished; it'll be another year or so before the climate control is put in and the low-hanging lights are raised.)