Nanostructure Group

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
What the facility does

Research on nanostructures, including fabrication and characterization

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.

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
  • Defence 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)

Equipment

Function

Multimeters

General electronic equipment
Regular oscilloscopes General electronic equipment
Low- and high-voltage power supplies General electronic equipment

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 including electron energy analyzer

 

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

 
Bruker Vertex 70 FTIR spectrometer  

Title

URL

Video about our research activities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipWRi_U5hHc

Article about our newly invented solar cell, “A new generation of solar power”

http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/12/18/a-new-generation-of-solar-power-part-2/

Seminar video-Heat Trap: A New Way to Generate Electricity Using Nanotechnology?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SVSdxVVSrM

Professor Alireza Nojeh - WIN Seminar Series: Carbon nanotubes, photons and electrons: still full of surprises after two decades of research

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6qTQYtlUzQ

 

Two awards for the Nojeh Nanostructure Group (conference best poster awards)

 

https://www.ece.ubc.ca/news/201911/two-awards-nojeh-nanostructure-group