About The European Microkelvin Consortium

European Microkelvin Collaboration - MICROKELVIN - is an EU-funded Integrating Activity project carried out in the FP7 Capacities Specific Programme "Research Infrastructures". It is a bottom-up approach of 12 partners to provide access to and develop applications of ultra-low temperature regime.

Research at the frontier near absolute zero has long been a powerhouse of ideas in physics and beyond. The principal objective of MICROKELVIN is the opening up of the milli- and microkelvin temperature regime to nanoscience, condensed matter physics, particle physics, cosmology and instrumentation. The project will bring together three leading European ultra-low temperature laboratories at TKK, Helsinki, CNRS, Grenoble and Lancaster University to create "a unified laboratory without walls" offering microkelvin facilities to external users. Associated with the three core institutions are eight European laboratories and one cryogenic business.

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Objectives of the European Microkelvin Ultra-low Temperature Research

The primary objective of the present project is the opening up of existing European microkelvin facilities, developed for quantum fluids experiments, to allow experimental nanoscience to progress to this new temperature regime.

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The European Microkelvin Collaboration Structure

The management of the Microkelvin consortium will focus on six aspects: organization, time, budget, quality, communications, risks and knowledge.

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Infrastructure of the European Microkelvin Collaboration

The Microkelvin Collaboration has to be seen as the next evolutionary step in the integration and restructuring of European ultralow temperature infrastructure.

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