This is an experimental condensed matter physics group working at the Low Temperature Laboratory, Center for Physics, at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC). The laboratory was administratively established in August 1964 and started research activity in January 1965. This is one of the oldest research laboratories in Venezuela. For brief historical reviews see Refs. 1 and 2 below. 

Since 2003 the group started to regularly perform experiments below 1 K and down to 40 mK in this laboratory. The new research focuses primarily on the symmetry and structure of the order parameter in novel superconductors. To probe the energy gap or order parameter of superconductors the magnetic penetration depth is measured with very high precision. This quantity is an electrodynamic variable that has proven to be very fundamental in the study of novel superconductors. Since 2016 the group carries out experiments at pressures up to 3 GPa and temperatures down to 200 mK (40 mK at ambient pressure). 


1)   I. Bonalde,  Bol. Acad. C. Fis. Mat. y Nat.  72 (4),  27-73 (2012)      PDF
2)   R. C. Callarotti, Bol. Acad. C. Fis. Mat. y Nat.  70, 9-83  (2010)
 





                                                           





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PHYSICS AND ITS INSTITUTIONALIZATION IN VENEZUELA

by

ISMARDO BONALDE

(Ediciones IVIC, 2017)





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OUR FIRST JOURNAL ARTICLE ON HIGH-PRESSURE AND LOW-TEMPERATURE PHYSICS

Recently, our first scientific paper on high-pressure and low-temperature measurements was published in

PHYSICAL REVIEW B
  (96, 174515 (2017))   

                                                                                                                           






CONGRATULATIONS

to REBECA RIBEIRO-PALAUalumni of our group 2005-2009, who recently joined as a CNRS Researcher
the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N) at Université Paris-Sud, France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         



CONGRATULATIONS

to SABRINA PALAZZESEwho successfully defended her Physics Licentiate thesis titled
Study of the order parameter symmetry of the non-centrosymmetric superconductor LaPtSi
on 23 September 2017





CONGRATULATIONS

to DIEGO SUBERO and PÁBEL MACHADOwho successfully defended their Physics M.Sc. theses 
on 15 August 2017









CONGRATULATIONS

to JAVIER LANDAETAwho successfully defended his Physics PhD thesis titled
Unconventional Superconductivity and Quantum Criticality in Noncentrosymmetric Heavy Fermions
on 23 March 2017