Facilities

  • Thin film deposition
    • AJA PVD system with 11 sources for growth of magnetic films, multilayers, and tunnel junctions
    • Substrate size up to 150 mm
    • Base vacuum < 1x10-8 Torr
  • Probe stations for electrical testing
    • 3-axis controllable magnetic field capability
    • RF and DC device testing
      • Magneto-transport, inductive and spin-torque FMR, and spin wave measurements
  • Magnetometers
    • Lakeshore VSM system
    • Magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE)
  • Electronics
    • Picosecond pulse generator
      • Minimum pulse width ~ 100 ps
    • 40 GHz Vector Network Analyzer
    • 26 GHz spectrum analyzer
  • Shared facilities
    • Nano fabrication (NUFAB)
    • Electron microscopy and materials analysis (NUANCE)