European Microkelvin Platform

The European Microkelvin Platform (EMP) is a consortium of 17 partners which have an extensive portfolio of capacities and expertise in ultralow temperature physics. The EMP has been established in 2014 und provides access to the milli- and microkelvin temperature regime. Since the lowest accessible temperatures are continuously falling, we also lay considerable weight on improving and upgrading our infrastructure. These advances allow us, and our users from across Europe, to study new phenomena, thereby generating new knowledge, applications and commercial opportunities. We have a particular interest in the benefits of ultralow temperature physics for driving forward the inter-related areas of quantum materials, nanoscience, and quantum technology. The activities of the EMP hold enormous potential for innovation.

If you have an ultralow temperature experiment which you would like to have considered for cold time by the Platform please write a resume of the experiment and the facilities required and forward it to the EMP User Coordinator, (, who will put you in touch with one or more consortium members with the necessary facilities, or submit an online proposal under:

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Comment Paper about EMP published in Nature Review Materials

In the comment section of Nature Review Materials a paper about the European Microkelvin Platform was published that discusses the purpose, the current status and objectives of EMP. Here find a link to the paper: EMP Nature Review Materials