Facilities and Equipment

Below is just a snapshot of the facilities and equipment that we have within the department.

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Mossbauer spectroscopy laboratory
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This photo is of a thin film deposition experiment being performed in a second high vacuum chamber.
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The undergraduate laboratory x-ray spectrometer is a smaller version of the full size x-ray spectrometer also at Villanova.
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The optics laboratory is a specially darkened room with a vibration-isolated optics table. This provides an ideal environment for various experiments such as the creation of holograms.
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Closed-cycle, low-temperature refrigerator for low-temperature studies between room temperature and -270 degrees.
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This is the Ultra-High Vacuum Chamber at Villanova University, which is capable of attaining a vacuum of 10E-11 Torr (atmospheric pressure is around 760 Torr).
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This photo shows the 50 kilogauss programmable magnet which can be used for studies in magnetization, susceptibility, hall effect, and magnetoresistance.
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The undergraduate electronics laboratory provides a facility for physics students to conduct various experiments and build projects in both analog and digital electronics.
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Low-temperature cryostat equipped with superconducting magnets for magnetic studies.
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Closed-cycle, low-temperature refrigerator for low-temperature studies between room temperature and -270 degrees.