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Complex Heterostructures and Multifunctional Materials

Facilities and Services

Electrical measurements laboratory (see Fig. 8), including: 2 LAKE SHORE cryo-probers for electrical measurements in the temperature range of 10 – 400 K; one with vertical magnetic field up to 2.5 T, and one with horizontal magnetic field up to 1.5 T, each with at least 3 micro-manipulated arms with contact needles allowing electrical measurements […]

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Optical and structural characterization systems, including a (i) variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometer (WOOLLAM) – Fig. 7a with wavelength range 200 – 1700 nm (6.2 – 0.73 eV), angle of incidence (35 – 90°), automated sample translation stage (for mapping) 150 mm × 150 mm, and an Instec temperature control stage (-160 – 600 °C) and […]

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X-ray diffraction systems (i) for thin films analysis – Rigaku SmartLab 3 kW (2017) and Bruker D8 Advance (2006) from room-temperature to 1100 °C − Fig. 6) and (ii) for powders – Anton Paar XRDynamic (2022) and Bruker D8 Advance (2007), from -190 ° to 600 °C. Structural characterization, allowing identification of crystalline phases, crystalline […]

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Ceramic materials 3D printing laboratory, equipped with a NORDSON EFD, EV series, robocasting (direct ink writing) printing system, with Ultimus V dispenser (Fig. 5a); an ANTON PARR MCR302e modular rheometer (Fig. 5b); and a THINKY ARE-250 ceramic mixing & degassing machine.

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Chemistry laboratories for the preparation of powders and thin films by chemical (wet) methods, equipped with high-temperature annealing furnaces; spin-coating and doctor-blade systems; glove-boxes; etc (e.g., Fig. 4a).

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Multi-cathode radio-frequency (RF), direct current (DC) and pulsed direct current (p-DC) Magnetron Sputtering (MS) systems with various facilities: bias, etching and heating (up to 800 °C) of substrates; vacuum load-lock for sample transfer; vacuum systems (down to ~10-6 Pa); computerized control and process automation. The latest MS equipment, AJA PHASE II J, purchased in 2016, […]

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SURFACE systems+technology GmbH & Co. KG hybrid system for thin films synthesis from temperature-sensitive materials (Fig. 2) by (i) Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Deposition (MAPLE) and (ii) PLD, constituted of: a deposition chamber with in-situ freezing facilities for targets (e.g., frozen suspensions of organic materials or inorganic nanoparticles in a support matrix); a KrF excimer […]

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SURFACE systems+technology GmbH & Co. KG Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) workstation (Fig. 1) equipped with: 2 deposition chambers, each with 4-target carousels; a KrF excimer laser with 248 nm wavelength, repetition rate of 1 – 10 Hz, and maximum energy of 700 mJ; control of laser fluence; substrate heating up to 1000 °C; control of […]

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