Levy Lab University of Pittsburgh

The Levy Lab was part of the NIST funded Mid-Campus Complex Renovations. This condensed matter physics lab houses two vertically adjacent suites in a midcentury structure known as the Nuclear Physics Laboratory. The labs operate through a centrally located control room and a perimeter 500 NSF mechanical/pump room provides support. The 4,650 NSF lab contains three multi-function spaces serving optical experimentation, atomic force microscopy, and cryomagnetics. Safety curtains separate the function spaces, which use Class-4 LASER safety interlock protocol and maintain clean-class 10,000 (ISO 7 equivalent). The level below contains two acoustic and vibration isolation chambers with large-mass internal plinths on insulation springs. Each chamber achieves a vibration criterion of VC-G to accommodate sensitive equipment and experiments.

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