In the Materials Science and Low Temperature physics labs we grow materials and then test their electronic properties.  We can grow superconductors and then see how well they can levitate above a magnet, and we also grow thin metallic films (thinner than a human hair!) and see how they react to magnetic fields.

Check out our YouTube channel (IthacaCollegePhysics) for examples of what we’ve done.  See some videos that our students have made in the past!