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UCL: London Centre for Nanotechnology

The London Center for Nanotechnology (LCN) is a UK-based multidisciplinary enterprise operating at the forefront of science and technology. Founded in 2003, the LCN is a joint venture between University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London.

Experimental Measurements

The Nanoelectronics Laboratory at the LCN is run by Prof. Sir Michael Pepper and is part of the Electronics and Electrical Engineering department at UCL .

The laboratory contains two Oxford Instruments cryofree dilution refrigerators that allow samples to be cooled to around 8-10 mK. One has a maximum magnetic field of 12 Tesla and the other can reach 14 Tesla.

Oxford instruments Triton dilution refrigerator located in the nanoelectronics laboratory at the London Center for nanotechnology

There is also an Oxford Instruments cryofree Teslatron cryostat with a He3 insert that allows temperatures of approximately 300 mK to be reached. Magnetic fields of up to 8 Tesla can also be applied to the samples.

In addition there is a small cryofree He4 Optistat system with a base temperature of 2.2 K.

Small 2.6 K He4 cryostat for prototyping nanoelectronic devices

Sample Design and Fabrication

Many of the nanoelectronic devices produced for the project are designed and fabricated in the LCN cleanroom

Making nanoelectronic devices in the cleanroom at the London centre for Nanotechnology

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