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Dr Mohammad Hamidian wins the Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize

Early in his PhD at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA), Dr Hamidian took on the challenge of developing an ultra-low vibration milliKelvin stage based upon an Oxford Instruments custom-designed version of the Kelvinox®400 dilution refrigerator. He designed and constructed a novel STM scanning head for that environment, devised a complete change of protocol for STM control and operation at milliKelvin temperatures, and enhanced the control of the dilution refrigerator itself to suppress vibration to many orders of magnitude below a commercially achievable scale. This system was the first successful milliKelvin spectroscopic imaging STM in the world and remains among only a handful in existence.

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Dr Hamidian - 2016 Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize Winner