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
Measurement of Physical Properties
Raman Spectrometer – Raman 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
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