Technologies and Facilities | School of Physical Sciences

Technologies and Facilities

The Centre for Atomic and Laser Plasma Research has a range of facilities in six laboratories: 

  • Vis/UV/Vacuum-UV Imaging Laboratory
  • Vacuum-UV Absorption Spectroscopy Laboratory
  • Extreme-UV Absorption Spectroscopy Laboratory
  • X-ray Point Projection Absorption Spectroscopy Laboratory
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition Diagnostics Laboratory
  • New Pulsed Laser Deposition Diagnostics Laboratory

 The Materials Growth and Characterisation Research Group has these facilities: 

  • Low temperature (~ 10 K) photoluminescence and reflectance in near UV, visible and near IR
  • High field superconducting magnet (9T) and uniaxial stress apparatus
  • Vapour phase and chemical bath growth techniques and annealing furnaces
  • Hall Effect measurement apparatus
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Secondary ion mass spectroscopy
  • Electrical probe station and Keithley 4200 Semiconductor Characterisation  System
  • E-beam and thermal evaporators
  • Omicron Scanning Tunnelling Microscope
  • Dimension 3100 Atomic Force Microscope
  • X-ray diffraction (NCPST)
  • Scanning electron microscopy and cathodoluminescence (NCPST)
  • Field emission scanning electron microscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy (NCSR and School of Chemical Sciences)

 The Astronomy Research Group accesses data from five gamma-ray telescopes: 

The Microsystems Research Group has:

  • Microfluidics Laboratory
  • Polymer Micromachining Facility








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