Nanostructure Group

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Area(s) of Expertise

We fabricate nanostructures using chemical vapour deposition and combine vacuum-science with lasers and sensitive electronics characterization to study the fabricated devices toward applications in electronics, electron-beam technologies and energy conversion.

What the facility does

Research on nanostructures, including fabrication and characterization

Research Services

Microfabrication, Nanostructure growth, Electronics testing, Optical characterization, Electron microscopy, Vacuum (low / high / ultra-high) characterization

Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Clean technology
  • Defense and security industries
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Nanostructure Group

General electronic equipment, such as multimeters, regular oscilloscopes and low- and high-voltage power supplies

 

Optical microscopes

 

Oven, hot plate, sonicator

 

Fume hood

 

Glove box

 

Agilent 54845 digital oscilloscope

 

Agilent 6624A quad-output power supply

 

Keithley 6517A electrometer

 

Keithley 6430 sub-femtoamp source meter

 

Tabor 5061 arbitrary waveform generator

 

SR 530 lock-in amplifier

 

Chemical vapour deposition reactor

 

Hitachi 530 scanning electron microscope

 

Ultra-high-vacuum system and its components

 

Optical components and tables

 

Laserglow hand-held lasers

 

Coherent Verdi 5W solid-state laser

 

Coherent Mantis femto-second pulsed laser

 

Spectra-Physics WaveTrain frequency doubler

 

Spectra-Physics Beamlok 10W argon ion laser