We have materials growth capability from the nano to macro-scale covering an enormous range of materials and systems, underpinned by extensive materials modelling.
Our facilities include:
A semiconductor and nanotechnology cleanroom which supports sputtering for deposition of magnetic and superconducting metals and plasma-laser deposition of complex oxides such as piezo-electric materials.(Part-funded by the Royce Institute.)
An electron-beam lithography facility, which is a regional, class 1 JEOL 6300 facility providing sub-10-nanometre feature patterning. This is complemented by a range of processing equipment and capability
Integrated synthetic biology facilities to support bionanotechnology, including instrumentation for protein expression and purification, cell culture, and biomolecular manipulation, and facilities to enable rapid microfluidics prototyping.
Cleanroom prototyping laboratories for glass cell processing. These laboratories can be used with liquid crystal-based and other soft-matter devices, such as polymers and biopolymers, glasses, composites, complex fluids, gels and networks, and colloids.