Our Mission

Designed Specifically for Teaching

No Resident Expert Required

Promote Conceptual Understanding

TeachSpin is dedicated to the design, manufacture, marketing and support of rugged, reliable, hands-on laboratory instruments that enable any school, no matter what the size or individual expertise of its faculty, to teach a wide variety of classic and modern upper-level physics experiments.

All of our apparatus is designed and built by university physicists who have taught in the undergraduate lab and are well aware of the constraints of both student use and laboratory budgets. Many of our advanced instruments give research-quality data and lend themselves to open-ended upper-level projects. Several of our instruments have been built in collaboration with faculty who have worked with us to make locally developed experiments available.

Designed specifically for teaching, TeachSpin instruments both promote conceptual understanding and encourage investigations across a wide intellectual “phase space”. Because we recognize that advanced lab instructors must often teach outside their specialty area or experimental "comfort zone", TeachSpin apparatus is both engineered and supported to provide satisfying results with  "No Resident Expert Required."

TeachSpin’s work on the ‘Second Quantum Revolution’

There’s a new acronym current in our world:  QIST, which stands for Quantum Information Science & Technology, an umbrella term for a growing list of applied methods and technologies depending on the post-classical behavior of matter.  The list of QIST’s applications includes quantum cryptography, quantum sensing, and quantum computing.

Students in, and beyond, physics-major programs will need to be trained in tabletop examples of quantum-enabled technology.  To this end, we are offering a brand-new experiment,

Quantum Control,

to join existing experiments in our product line, such as Two-Slit Interference, One Photon at a Time and Quantum Analogs. Quantum Control allows students to study the preparation of a quantum superposition state in a two-level system, and to subject that state to fully-controlled interventions that change its properties. 

Find its own web page amid our Experiments list.