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Thin Film Lab Measures Record Low Temperature at Covenant



On December 13, 2008, the lowest recorded temperature at Covenant College was measured at 6.5K (-447 F) in the new low temperature station in the thin film growth and characterization lab, under the direction of Dr. Phill Broussard.


"The Janis cryocooler was tested out and ran perfectly," said Dr. Broussard, associate professor of physics. "Soon thin films will be cooled to these low temperatures so students can observe the fascinating changes in behavior that God has put into his creation."


The new lab was provided to Covenant by a grant from the National Science Foundation.


The physics department maintains a research lab website.


Listen to Dr. Phill Broussard talk about the thin film growth and characterization lab.