Wolfson NanoScience Laboratory
The Wolfson NanoScience Laboratory
has been established through a grant from
the Royal Society/Wolfson Foundation and funding from the University of Reading.
The Laboratory houses ultra-high vacuum chambers for the ultra-clean in
situ growth and characterisation of low dimensional structures on surfaces
such as dots, wires and films with nanometre lengthscales.
One apparatus is currently dedicated to the growth of ultra-thin films from a
four pocket electron beam evaporator with characterisation through x-ray and
ultra-violet radiation induced photoemission, low energy electron diffraction
and other surface sensitive techniques. We also have two scanning
tunnelling microscopes that are currently used for investigations in ambient
Ex situ material preparation will be undertaken in the Wolfson Sample
Preparation Laboratory which is jointly run with the Centre for Advanced
Microscopy. In this laboratory we have facilities for handling biological
samples in biocabinets, clean samples in dust free cabinets and for chemical
preparation of nanomaterials. The newly refurbished facilities are now on line.