Category: group activities

Demodulation Analysis of NMR Signals

The “Weekly Win” for the week of Nov. 21 was awarded to Jake Huneau for rewriting the program which uses a demodulation technique of analysis for the HeXe collaboration. The demodulation technique uses trigonometric identities and a digital lowpass filter to extract frequency and amplitude from the dataset. The benefit of this technique is that it creates ...

Emission Spectrum of 375 nm LED

The Weekly Win for the week of Nov. 14 was awarded the SADiCS team. The team led by undergraduate Evan Ryan focused on a detailed characterization of one of the light sources used for the Yb fluorescence measurement. This light source is an LED characterized by a central wavelength of 375nm. This LED is used as a ...

Python Code to Control Four Relays

The “Weekly Win” for the week of  Nov. 7th was awarded to Liam Clink for completing the code which will be used for the degaussing project in the RaEDM study. “This past week I finished getting the code for the degaussing project functional. This code will be used in a Raspberry Pi to control relays and ...

Digital Green LED Clocks

sample of one of the clocks in the lab During the week of Oct. 24th, some small but vital improvements were made to lab. As most scientific experiments often do, many of the projects occuring at Spinlab require precise time keeping. It has been a long-haul battle getting the required clocks to function at optimum ...

Radio Shack

The Spinlab’s unique inventory of world-class equipment and facilities paired with it’s innovative team members allows for the execution of intricate and critical experiments. Improvements, additions, and customizations are constantly being made around the lab. An example of this is the weekly win awarded on 10/17/16 to Roy Ready for his work in building a ...

E-Field of 110 kV/cm

This weekly win post is for the win awarded on 10/10/16. The win that week was awarded to Roy Ready’s team, working on the Ra EDM project. The RaEDM team  successfully tested the high voltage system, and reached a stable operating voltage of 22 kV. One of the goals  of the project is to reach the ...

Observation of a Two-Photon Transition in Xenon

This weekly win post is for the winner announced on October 3rd, for the work done during the week  of Sept 26-30. The win this week was awarded to a group composed of Spinlab members Steven Fromm, Jaideep Singh, Liam Clink, and University of Michigan student Skyler Degenkolb. After many long days (and nights) of preparation ...

Fluorescence Yield of Yb Inside Solid Ne

The win this week belongs to the SADiCS team, who have been working to detect single atoms in solid noble gases in order to measure rare nuclear reactions in an energy range best suited for astrophysics (more information can be found here). This week the SADiCS team consisting of Dustin Frisbie, Kristen Parzuchowski and Jennifer Wenzl ...

Residual Magnetization Gradiometer

As of this week, there will be a weekly blog post titled “Weekly Win”. Each post will include information and a short blurb about something significantly exciting or remarkable which occurred in the lab that week, and each week the members of this group will vote for one of various nominations in order to determine ...

First Steps Towards Two-Photon Magnetometry Using Polarized Noble Gases

We are collaborating with Skyler Degenkolb and Prof. Tim Chupp from the University of Michigan on demonstrating two-photon magnetometry using nuclear-spin polarized noble gases. Spinlab happens to have an intense and tumble UV laser source needed for this project. The first step is to find the UV two-photon transition in gaseous Xe. Shown below are ...