Research Instrumentation

The Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy houses research instrumentation that can utilized by appointment or through association. Below is a listing of potentially available instruments and who to contact for more information about each instrument. Click on the instrument name for an image.

Fabrication and Processing

CleanroomThe cleanroom within Bloomberg Center is a class 1000 environment with temperature and humidity control and features contact and projection photolithography equipment, a thermal evaporator and video microscopy capabilities. Contact: Dan Reich

Multiple-Source Supttering Chambers -4, 6 source systems with 2-inch targets, DC and RF magnetron sputtering and a computer-controlled multilayer deposition system. A ten-source sputtering chamber is also available. Contact: Chia-Ling Chien

Pulsed Laser – Lambda-Physik Pulsed Laser Deposition System Contact: Chia-Ling Chien

Tubular Furnaces – Up to 1500o C. Contact: Chia-Ling Chien

Wire Bonder – Kulicke & Soffa 4523 Wire Bonder. Features: 30 and 45 degree wedge bonder; 25, 75 micron wire; 50 micron pad size. Contact: Chia-Ling Chien

FEI Nova 600 Dual-Beam Focused Ion Beam SystemContact: Chia-Ling Chien


Measurement of Physical Properties

Raman SpectrometerRaman scattering is an important tool for materials characterization and fundamental research in condensed matter physics. The T64000 Jobin-Ivon Horiba triple monochtomator spectrometer CCD LN2 cooled detector in our laboratory allows both. Contact: Natalia Drichko

Helium Liquefier – Condensed matter physicists and astronomers in the department use liquefied helium to create extremely cold research conditions (often just a few degrees above absolute zero). The helium liquefier within Bloomberg Center creates a stable and affordable supply of liquid helium for the department. It can store 500 liters of liquid helium. Contact: Peter Armitage

Quantum Design SQUID Magnetometer – Features: 5 Tesla superconducting magnet; 1.7K to 400K; 1uemu sensitivity. Contact: Chia-Ling Chien

Vector Vibrating Sample Magnetometer – ADE Technologies Model 10 Vector Vibrating Sample Magnetometer. Features: 3 Tesla maximum field; 0.01 Oe field resolution; micro-emu sensitivity; 1.5 degree angular resolution; 100 K – 700 K sample temperature; simultaneous measurement of two components of magnetization. Contact: Chia-Ling Chien

Rheometer – Anton-Paar model MCR300. Contact: Robert Leheny

Magneto-Transport Measurement SystemContact: Chia-Ling Chien

Andreev Reflection SpectroscopyContact: Chia-Ling Chien


X-Ray Characterization

Philips 3720 X-Ray Diffraction System Contact: Chia-Ling Chien

Philips X’Pert MRD Diffractometer – Features: Three detectors, angular resolution up to 0.003 degrees; Pole figures; Low angle relectometry; Seven-axis sample positioning. Contact: Chia-Ling Chien


Electron Microscopy

Zeiss SEM and Electron Beam Lithography System Contact: Chia-Ling Chien


Surface Characterization

Tencor Thin Film ProfilometerContact: Chia-Ling Chien

AFM/MFMContact: Chia-Ling Chien