Research & Capabilities

Low-Temperature Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy

Scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) is the only experimental technique which uniquely combines atomic-resolution imaging of materials' surfaces with the ability to manipulate matter at the atomic-scale. We use low-temperature (LT-STM) in ultra-high vacuum to study the atomic and electronic structure of two-dimensional (2D) and topological materials, and combine these with atomic-precision atomic manipulation and lithography schemes.

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Electron Transport

Complementary to the study of materials' surfaces in low-temperature STM, we investigate the physics of nanostructures and nanodevices in low-temperature electron transport. Our LT-STM is equiped with a superconducting magnet as well as six electrical lines allowing standard AC and DC characterizations in-situ and at 4.5 Kelvin. In addition we are establishing a capability for electronic characterisation of nanofabricated 2D materials' based quantum devices at milliklevin temperatures and in magnetic fields up to 10 Tesla.

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