Cava Lab
Solid State Chemistry Research Group
Laboratory Group Rules
Guidlines for Lab, Necessities for Life
  1. Kick Butt!
  2. Life is short. Play hard.
  3. No Guts, No Glory!
  4. "Ignoramus non carborundum"
  5. Just do it!
  6. Never give up.
  7. Don't be a baby about blowing stuff up.
  8. Remember: Even a blind squirrel will someday find a nut.
  9. Never make only one sample at a time.

It would be challenging to display all of the equipment used in our lab, so this is a sampling of some of the more common (and more esoteric) equipment.

PPMS-9T
Physical Property Measurement
System (PPMS)
T = 1.8 - 300 K
H = 0 - 9 T
Voldemort
"Voldemort"
Bruker D8-Focus XRD
Instrument
Karma
"Karma"
High Pressure Anvil Furnace
Max. P = 900,000 psi
Max. T = 1000 °C
Pikachu
"Pikachu"
Floating Zone Furnace
Uses four 1500 W bulbs
to reach up to 2000 °C
HULK
"HULK"
Vacuum Furnace
Min. P = 10-9 torr
Max. T = 1800 °C
Arc Melter
Arc-melting furnace used to
prepare intermetallic compounds.
TGA
Thermal
Gravimetric Analysis
Instrument
Seebeck Instrument
Seebeck Coefficient
Measurement Device
(Thermopower)
High Pressure O2 Furnace
High Pressure
Oxygen Furnace
Quartz Tube Sealer
Evacuated Quartz
Tube Sealer
Crystal Growth Furnaces
Custom-made
Horizontal Crystal
Growth Furnaces
Harsh Atmosphere Furnaces
Furnaces for
Harsh/Corrosive
Atmospheres
Kruker
"Kruker"
Big Blue
"Big Blue"
Glove Box
Glove Box for preparation of
air-sensitive samples
 
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