Material Synthesis and Manufacturing

Thin film growth systems: Our material synthesis capabilities cover rather broad range of techniques. Examples include; molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), MOCVD, EPCVD, physical vapor deposition (PVD), pulsed laser deposition (PLD), and many others

Bulk crystal growth techniques: CVT growth, Bridgman growth, hydrothermal synthesis, polymer growth (2D polymers), high pressure anvil growth, and others.

Material Characterization: Spectroscopy, microscopy, and electronic transport
The team specializes in material characterization of nanomaterials. Our techniques include but not limited to; atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS), scanning tunnelling spectroscopy (STM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM and STEM), electronic characterization, optical spectroscopy. Measurement range covers from low 4K to high 1400K. AFM, STM, and STS measurements can be performed under controlled gaseous environment, liquid, and vacuum conditions. PPMS, VSM, MPMS, nanoindentation, and AFM nanoindenter for electronic, magnetic, and mechanical measurements. Catalysis station, nano-catalysis AFM/STM setup for artificial photosynthesis, catalysis, and electrochemistry.

Material processing
Our laboratory has the following processing techniques available to us; liquid phase exfoliation station, plasma processing chamber, intercalation chemistry bench, vacuum furnaces, spin coaters, solar generators, and mechanical testers