Equipment
Sample preparation
  • Thin film pulsed laser deposition facility
  • RF Sputtering Facility
  • Czochralski Crystal Growth Facility
  • Arc-Melting Facility
  • Various Tube and Box Furnaces
  • RF furnace
Materials' characterization
  • SQUID Magnetometer
  • X-ray diffractometer
  • scanning electron microscope
  • EDS elemental analysis
  • Bomem Michelson Interfereometer (200-5000 cm-1)
  • Various continuous flow and closed-cycle cryostats
  • Custom IR labs Helium-3 cryostat (dc resistivity/AC susceptibility)
  • Specific heat, susceptibilty- and resistivity-measuring instruments for a wide temperature range and under pressure
Optical and NMR spectroscopy
  • Bruker IFS66V/S Interferometer (20-40000 cm-1)
  • Sciencetech Martin-Puplitt type interferometer (5-200 cm-1)
  • Jarell-Ash double grating spectrometer for Raman spectroscopy
  • Custom IR labs Helium-3 cryostat (reflectance)
  • Solid-state multi-channel NMR spectrometer with a 7T superconducting widebore magnet
Computer facilities
  • Up-to-date and well-supported general-purpose computing throughout campus
  • Membership in SHARCnet for large-scale parallel computing
  • A large departmental Linux workstation group (80+ nodes), universal access to all faculty and students