The Dodd-Walls Center helium-3 dilution refrigerator has arrived and been commissioned. The fridge is the only one of it’s type in New Zealand. It enables objects to be cooled down to with 0.02°C of -273.15°C, the absolute zero of temperature.
Exciting results are already flowing from experiments using the fridge. It will allow Dodd-Walls researchers to continue their development of optical networking technologies that can interface with superconducting qubit based quantum computers.