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

Cleanroom – The 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 SystemContact: 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 SystemContact: Chia-Ling Chien


Surface Characterization

Tencor Thin Film ProfilometerContact: Chia-Ling Chien

AFM/MFMContact: Chia-Ling Chien