The Problem Research Laboratory of Low Temperature Physics was established in 1966 by decisive of Ukrainian Government in V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University. The Laboratory is attached to the Low Temperature Physics Chair of Physics Faculty. The Laboratory and the helium liquefier Station is the only unit of its kind in the Ukrainian universities. The First supervisor of The Laboratory was the Corresponding Fellow of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Professor V.I. Khotkevich, now Professor M.A. Obolensky provides the scientific guidance of Laboratory.
The Laboratory is an experimental base of the Low Temperature Physics Chair. The main focus is to study the thermal and transport processes, as well as superconductivity, including high-temperature superconductors, in the solids with defects in a wide temperature and magnetic fields ranges. The Laboratory has the great experience in the investigation of electronic, thermal and mechanical properties of metals and construction materials in a wide temperature range.
The Laboratory fruitfully collaborated with such firms as the A. Tupolev ASTC, SPU “Energia”, Institute of Thermal Processes, SPU “Cryogenmash”, SPU “Geliymash”, SPU “Geophysics”, State Standard of Ukraine, NSC “Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology”, etc.
The results of studies based on PRL LTP maintain 5 DS and 15 PhD theses.