Cryogenic plateform

Facts and Figures:

Facts and Figures:

The ENS Physics department has a dual role of teaching and research. It also provides the technical resources for laboratories (mechanical workshop, helium liquefier, clean room, computer network, logistics, warehouses) as well as administrative support.

Composed of 460 people including 120 researchers/teacher-researchers, the Physics department is the largest research and teaching structure in the ENS.

It occupies 12,000 m² a historic building on rue Lhomond, on the ENS campus in Paris, 2,000 m² on the Jussieu campus and a few buildings at the Collège de France.

Since 2011, the department has been certified ’laboratory of excellence’ for the quality of its research and teaching (Future investments - Labex call for projects).

The ENS physics department cryogenic platform has a double mission of supply of cryogenic fluids, and of expertise in cryogenics (cryostat design, probe heads design, cryogenic fluid delivery system).

The platform supplies approximately 140.000L/yr of liquid nitrogen (N2), which is delivered in self-service to the research groups. For the supply of liquid helium (about 80.000L/yr), the department is equipped with a liquefier. Gaseous helium comes from a crucial closed recovery loop installed throughout the department.
The service is run by an engineer, Olivier Andrieu (room GH 112, telephone 33 12) and an assistant engineer : Florent Perrin.

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Facts and Figures:

The ENS Physics department has a dual role of teaching and research. It also provides the technical resources for laboratories (mechanical workshop, helium liquefier, clean room, computer network, logistics, warehouses) as well as administrative support.

Composed of 460 people including 120 researchers/teacher-researchers, the Physics department is the largest research and teaching structure in the ENS.

It occupies 12,000 m² a historic building on rue Lhomond, on the ENS campus in Paris, 2,000 m² on the Jussieu campus and a few buildings at the Collège de France.

Since 2011, the department has been certified ’laboratory of excellence’ for the quality of its research and teaching (Future investments - Labex call for projects).