Princess Anne opens new joint facility between the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the LCN

The Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Facility of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the LCN was opened by HRH The Princess Royal on 12 January 2010. The purpose of the new UCL Molecular Beam Epitaxy system is to create new and improved electronic and optical devices using special materials built by controlling their structure atom by atom.

Those present at the ceremony included Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, Professor Malcolm Grant, President and Provost, UCL, Professor Bernard Buxton, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Professor Alwyn Seeds, Head of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Professor Sir Michael Pepper, Pender Professor of Nanoelectronics, UCL, Dr Hui Yun Liu, Royal Society Research Fellow responsible for the new Facility together with distinguished guests from other universities and from industry.

MBE is used worldwide for growing a wide-range of high-quality complex semiconductor structures for high-quality electronic and photonic devices, including high-speed transistors, light-emitting diodes, high-efficiency solar cells, and solid state lasers.

Further details can be found here.