Industry Support | Nanofabrication | Infrastructure

To conduct world-class research, world-class facilities and equipment are needed. We have 4,400 square metres of lab space, and are currently installing new capabilities to expand our total lab space to over 6,000 square metres.

  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy lab
  • 100 KEV Electron Beam Lithography Tool
  • Newly renovated cleanroom
  • Major addition to cleanroom for silicon photonic research
  • Ultrafast spectroscopy and metrology laser lab
  • TEM and Additional STM in state‐of‐the‐art basement facility
  • Dedicated high‐magnetic field laboratory

Please see below for details on our current and future capabilities. We invite collaboration with industry, government, and academia in research and development of quantum and quantum-inspired materials research. For more information, please contact us. To book Nanofabrication Facility equipment such as the EBL, please refer to the facility guidelines and UBC booking system or contact Kostis Michelakis.

Name Type Description
Quantum Materials and Devices Foundry (QMDF) [In development] This infrastructure is comprised of a large-scale, twin-chamber oxide MBE system coupled with a spin-ARPES system and custom built laser system.
Angle Resolved Photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy (XPS) This state-of-the-art spectrometer allows mapping of the electronic structure of solids from room temperature down to 3K, with unprecedented energy and momentum resolution.
Combined STM/ARPES System [In development] Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM) system that operates in ultrahigh vacuum and down to 1K temperatures.
Custom Table-top Oxide Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) System With 3 effusion cells, oxygen cracker, RHEED gun, and heated manipulator we can grow a variety of oxides in ultra-high vacuum.
Custom-built broadband microwave surface resistance spectrometer This spectrometer is used to determine the microwave surface resistance of single crystals and films between 1-20GHz.
Density functional theory cluster and computational support High-Performance Computer cluster and state-of-the-art expertise provide realistic calculations of the full quantum structure of solids.
Inorganic chemistry single crystal growth lab Our lab has been developed for the growth of YBCO single crystals, which are widely considered to be the best in the world. 
JEOL JBX-8100FS E-Beam Lithography Tool State-of-the-art electron-beam lithography tool that enables device fabrication at the nanoscale.
Pulsed-laser Deposition System (Neocera) Multiple Target System We can grow a variety of thin films in ultra-high vacuum conditions - powered by an excimer laser.
Quantum Design MPMS system This commercial system has been the workhorse for characterizing all of our superconducting samples.