A wide range of device engineering activity takes place in the LCN, focussing on the applications of nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices in the areas of information technology, healthcare and planet care. The common theme of the research is that it involves novel functional materials (e.g. diamond, functional oxides and organic semiconductors) and/or device paradigms (e.g. plasmonic devices and quantum bits). All the facilities for fabrication and measurement of these devices are on hand within the LCN, focussed on our 400 m^2 cleanroom, which is locally class 100. This facility features electron-, ion-beam and ultra-violet lithography along with plasma etch and deposition kit. The LCN also has molecular-beam epitaxy for functional oxides; a dilution fridge and helium-3 cryostats for low-noise, low-temperature measurements; and transmission electron microscopy for structural characterisation.
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Figure: Diamond photodetectors. [courtesy Richard Jackman]