status January 2024

Sample fabrication space

  • Chemical vapor deposition setup (1100 C tube furnace, gas flow controllers)
  • Rapid thermal annealing system (up to 600 C in inert gas, forming gas, or < 5 mbar vacuum environment)
  • Fume hood with spin coater, hot plate, stirrer, ultrasonic bath, nitrogen gun
  • DI water purification system
  • UV ozone cleaner
  • Microbalance
  • -20 C freezer, 4 C refrigerator

Microscopy space

  • 2d materials transfer system with micro-manipulators, temperature control, and microscope
  • Brightfield & darkfield optical microscope

Measurement space

  • Confocal Raman/Photoluminescence spectrometer system with 450-650 nm tunable cw laser excitation
  • Closed-cycle variable temperature (<3.2-350 K) optical cryostation with 3-axis nanopositioners and electrical feedthroughs (12 DC, 4 RF)
  • Optical environmental control chamber (<-195 C – 600 C compatible) with 4 electrical feedthroughs
  • High vacuum pumping station (<1e-7 mbar)
  • Micropipette puller & beveler
  • Motorized micropositioner

Shared facilities

Brown Physics

  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS): variable temperature 1.8-350 K, magnetic field up to 12 T

Brown Instrumentation for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation (IMNI)

Brown Joint Engineering and Physics Instrument Shop (JEPIS)

  • Machine shop capabilities