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Low Temperature Laboratory

Low Temperature Laboratory (LTL) is one of the world centres in ultra-low-temperature physics and technology, and a state-of-the-art working environment for internationally recognised research fields, such as quantum technology and nano electronics.

Its leading position is based on vigorous in-house development and construction of uniquely designed refrigerators, leveraging visionary research with strong international collaborations. LTL was founded in 1965 by Academician Olli V. Lounasmaa.

LTL provides a selection of 16 ultra-low temperature refrigerators with versatile capabilities for electronic transport and high-frequency measurement. Much of the apparatus is home built and can be modified according to the specific research needs. The laboratory has a selection of facilities for the characterisation and fabrication of micro- and nano-size samples, operated in a semi-clean room environment.

Low Temperature Laboratory is administered by the Department of Applied Physics. It is part of the national Otaniemi Research Infrastructure for Micro- and Nanotechnologies, OtaNano and a partner in the European Microkelvin Platform.

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Cryogenic installations, nanofabrication and characterization facilities at Nano building

Staff Scientist

Alexander Savin

+358 50 344 2752

[email protected]


Sub mK installations

Senior Scientist

Doc. Vladimir Eltsov

+358 50 344 2428

[email protected]


Cryogenic installations at Micronova, OtaNano nanofabrication

Senior Scientist

Doc. Matthias Meschke

+358 50 469 8654

[email protected]


Low Temperature Labs address



Postal Address

Nano building

Puumiehenkuja 2 B

02150 Espoo

P.O. BOX 15100

FI-00076 AALTO


Tietotie 3

02150 Espoo

P.O. BOX 13500

FI-00076 AALTO


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