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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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 DIEGO SUBEROwho has got a Doctoral Candidate (PhD Student) position
at
Academy of Finland´s Centre of Excellent Quantum Technology
Department of Applied Physics, School of Science, Aalto University, Finland






CONGRATULATIONS

to JAVIER LANDAETAwho has got a postdoc position
at
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany







CONGRATULATIONS

to SABRINA PALAZZESEwho has recently started a Master program
at
Legnaro National Laboratories of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy.






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
                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      




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