Davis Nanotechnology Lab Cornell University

The condensed matter physics J.C. Davis Lab is a $1M, 4,000 SF renovation in the basement of Clark Hall, housing four experimental chambers and three control rooms.
Each chamber utilizes a room-within-a-room design to optimize acoustical and EMI isolation. Vibration is controlled with 20-ton inertia blocks set on passive vibration isolators (pneumatic springs) and each chamber includes a pit for cryogenic experimentation. The vibration, acoustical, and EMI requirements for Dr. Davis’ nanotechnology experiments were met by de-coupling piped services that run between the main structure and the inertia block; utilizing multiple layers of isolators; and the elimination of building services.

Dr. Davis’ research areas include high temperature superconductivity, topological insulators, heavy fermion superconductivity, quantum fluids, supersolids, and superfluids.

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