Access our facilities


The Physics Department has a diverse range of multi-million pound facilities and equipment for research and development. Through working with our business partnerships teams, organisations can access our facilities in a variety of ways, ranging from entirely commercial access, to full collaborative research.

Examples of Facilities

We have a huge array of facilities for research and development across our research areas, with more being added all the time.

For example, our state-of-the-art £4m class 100 and class 1000 clean rooms are equipped with electron-beam and photo- lithography, deposition by thermal and electron-beam evaporation and sputtering, rapid thermal annealing, scanning electron microscopy and wire bonding.

These facilities are complemented by three molecular beam epitaxy machines, extensive structural characterisation facilities such as X-ray diffraction and (cross-sectional) scanning probe microscopy, as well as unique facilities for optical and electrical characterisation of materials and devices at temperatures ranging from close to absolute zero to 400 K.

All our facilities are supported by teams of experienced technicians and researchers.

More details on some of our nanofabrication facilities can be found here.

We can also provide access to facilities in other departments across campus.

We welcome enquiries. Contact Martin Gilmore  for more information and to discuss your particular needs.