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The Nanoscience Centre

Cambridge University nanofabrication and characterisation facility

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carousel3.pngInorganic process facilities:


Organic processing facilities:

  • Wet chemistry laboratories
  • CVD systems and furnaces for nanotubes and nanowire growth
  • Ink-jet printing facilities for organic electronics

Whether you are looking for novel organic or inorganic materials, require world-leading expertise in e-beam or photolithography, or need nanotube or nanowire morphologies, or prefer to develop devices using self-assembly, we can find the right experts to address your needs. The University has expertise in the fabrication of:

  • Semiconductor devices – Si, SOI, SiGe, GaAs, AlGaAs, InP, GaN and diamond
  • Thin Films – optical coatings, piezoelectric films, diamond-like-carbon, ferromagnetic and other materials can be produced using sputtering, CVD, thermal or e-beam evaporation, laser ablation, spray coating and sol gel processes.
  • Nano-materials – carbon nanotubes (CNT’s), nanoflowers, graphene, ZnO, SiC, TiO2 and VO nanowires, quantum dots, sol gels, colloids and precursors
  • Polymers and polymer films – conducting, liquid crystal, light emitting, light absorbing and inert polymers formed either through self assembly, ink-jet printing or soft nano-imprint lithography (NIL).

Once we have fabricated your devices, we can test them using a vast range of characterisation techniques to evaluate performance. Please see our characterisation section to find which techniques are available and may be suited to your needs.

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