Equipment

An Everbeing EB-6 high precision probe station is available for DC wafer probing. Four low noise, high precision probes are available along with a microscope and digital camera. The EB-6 was donated to the LCN by Everbeing in January 2017.

The Physics Research Facility is a collection of instruments and equipment that are accessible to researchers from King's, the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) and elsewhere.

A Universal Wedge bonder currently set up for bonding Aluminium wire.  The wire diameter is 25 micrometres.

AML-AWB Aligner-Wafer Bonder Platform Overview:
• Unique In-situ alignment system (X,Y,Z & θ)
• 1-5 micron accuracy depending on options & wafers
• Automatic PC control & data acquisition
• Application of High Voltage up to 2.5kV

405, 488, 568, and 647 nm laser lines

Yokogawa CSU-X1 spinning disk unit (1500-5000rpm)

Prior motorised stage 

Piezo 100um stage

Olympus IX81 microscope 

DIC and phase

The AFM facility in the department of Materials at Imperial College London consists of two instruments; a Bruker Innova and an Asylum MFP-3D classi.

We have a Savannah S200 ALD system, equipped with 6 precursor ports, a fomblin vacuum pump, Ozone generator and a Quartz Crystal Monitor.

The LCN currently has two Bruker CellHesion 200 AFM systems primarily for measuring cell to cell or cell to substrate interactions. It can also quantify cell elasticity and response to mechanical stress.

The Bruker Dimension FastScan AFM allows imaging rates up to frames/second without sacrificing resolution from subnanometer to 100's of nanometers in height.

The LCN has recently acquired a Bruker Dimension Icon for low noise, large sample analysis, which provides a 90 micron scan range system with a newly designed low noise closed loop XYZ scanner.

 Atomic force microscope with tapping, resonance and contact modes.

The LCN currently has three Bruker MultiMode 8 AFMs which are equipped with an E scanner or J scanner (with heater) and uses the unique PeakForce Tapping™ technology to provide new information, faster results and greatly improved ease of use.

The LCN currently has one Bruker Nanowizard 1 AFM mainly to provide high resolution imaging and mechanical information of biological samples using a closed feedback loop to ensure precise positioning in the X,Y and Z dimensions.

The Bruker Nanowizard 4 combines fast scanning with high resolution at scan sizes up to 100um and is designed to provide mechanical and thermal stability on inverted optical microscopes for long term imaging.

The LCN is equipped with two Bruker Nanowizard ULTRA Speed AFMs for fast scanning at up to 300Hz line rate in air and liquid at high resolution.

Carl Zeiss ORION NanoFab -

A Multibeam Ion (Helium & Neon) Microscope for Sub-10nm Nanostructuring

 

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