Lab Equipment with Aesthetic Presence (IMAGE) Washington University in St. Louis Caption The superconducting circuit used as a model quantum system in Murch's lab is bolted to a stage in a dilution refrigerator (pictured above), which holds it at a temperature of 7 milliKelvin, or just a hair's breadth above absolute zero. With thermal noise suppressed to this level, the device enters quantum space. Credit Joe Angeles/WUSTL Photos Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.