We have links with the Rutherford
Appleton Lab, which has facilities for measuring thermal and
mechanical properties of materials down to
4 K (contact: Tom Bradshaw) and with Cryox,
a company formed to commercialise cryogenic and superconducting
We also collaborate with Guglielmo Ventura's group at the University
of Florence; work here on thermal property measurements concentrates on
ultra-low temperatures (to temperatures below 100 mK).
We would like to thank Matt Hollister for all the help he has given us
in setting up the laboratory, and Adam Gray for his work analysing
thermal conductivity measurements.