Centre for Research on Ultra-Cold Systems (CRUCS)

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
What the facility does

Research on the production and manipulation of low-temperature materials (including quantum materials).

Areas of expertise

Cold gases (both atomic and molecular) production, detection, and analysis.

Research services

High-precision spectroscopic measurements, theoretical analysis.

Sectors of application
  • Chemical industries



Magnetic and optical confinement system

Systems for making ultra-cold molecules below 1 mK

Molecule stabilization system


Stark and Zeeman decelerators

Systems for making cold molecules.

MW and IR optical cooling and trapping systems

Systems for trapping cold molecules.

Sensitive detection, manipulation and analysis System

Systems for the detection and analysis of cold molecules.

Universal state-selective detection system

Ultra-sensitive detection system using resonance-enhanced multi- photon ionization.

Laser manipulation system

Laser systems for manipulation of cold molecules.

Cluster machine

A computer cluster for theoretical analysis of properties of molecules at low temperatures.