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Facilities
Central Growth Facility: The scientific center of research  in the Prometheus Group centers around a complex oxide thin film deposition cluster.  This cluster (shown below) consists of the following systems:
Coherent LPX 205 Laser
Laser Table, optics, and enclosure
Hybrid-MBE/PLD Growth System
Loadlockable heater plates, PLD targets, effusion cells
Oxygen and Ozone equipped - capable of pressures from 10-10 - 760 Torr
Differentially-pumped, high-pressure RHEED - capable of operation up to 300 mTorr
Quartz crystal microbalance
Unique design allows for three RHEED-assisted growth schemes: PLD, MBE, and/or hybrid PLD/MBE
Traditional PLD Growth Systems (2)
Characterization and Other Facilities: Simply making top-notch films is not enough.  The Prometheus Group takes careful steps to analyze and study the nature of the films and nanostructures produced.  This includes, but is not limited to the following systems and techniques:

Prometheus Group
Furnace Facilities - 2 box furances, 2 tube furances, and drying furnaces with temperatures up to 1400 degrees Celsius.















Custom Temperature Dependent, Low-Current Probe Station - Specially designed, state-of-the-art thin film electrical and thermal testing setup - designed for the study of dielectric, ferroelectric, and pyroelectric materials up to 300 degrees Celsius. The system is capable of reaching a 10 pA noise floor. The system also includes:
Signatone S1160 Probe Station with SCA-50 Coaxial Probes for low-current studies
Radiant Technologies Multiferroic Tester
Allows measurements up to 100 V / 50 kHz or 10 V / 100 kHz
Ferroelectric hysteresis loops, leakage, charge, resistance, fatigue, C(V), PUND, Imprint,... 
Keithley Picoammeter
Keithley Source Meter
Agilent E4980A LCR Meter and HP 4284 Impedance Analyzer
Stanford Research SR-830 Lock-in Amplifier
Multiple high frequency/capacity National Instrument DAQ-boards
Lakeshore 325 Temperature Controller
Femto Low Noise Current Amplifier
SR560 Low-noise Voltage Preamplifier













            










Fully calibrated solar simulator for electrical and photoelectrochemical characterization system - System includes:
Strong white light source, AM1.5 filter, white light biasing
 Computer controlled access to four different testing configurations:
Broad, white-light illumination - 2” diameter spot for large area illumination
Fiber-optically coupled white-light - White light coupled into a custom-built probe station for small device measurements
Broad, monochromatic illumination - 2” diameter spot for large area monochromatic illumination
Fiber-optically coupled monochromatic light - Monochromatic light coupled into a custom-built probe station for small device measurements.
System allows for measurement of I-V characteristics of photovoltaic devices both macroscopically and in a custom designed probe station.
NEW ADDITION - As of summer 2011 we are adding a photoelectrochemical yield and efficiency measurement system to this system. This includes:
Gas chromatography - capable of detecting gases down to the 10 ppm level
Gamry Potentiostat
Custom-designed, gas-tight reaction chamber
Vacuum-equipped closed loop gas system
Computer control and data acquisition 

























Ultrafast Pump-Probe Raman and Second Harmonic Generation System (Together with Professor David Cahill)
Ultrafast ps laser
Time-resolved Raman and Second Harmonic Generation

























 Electron Emission Measurement System (Together with Professor William King)
Custom-built vacuum chamber cable of reaching 5E-8 Torr pressure with ample electrical feed-throughs, external electronics, sub-micron positioning capability, and much more.
System has been demonstrated to measure down to ~10 fA of current.    















Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory
Center for Microanalysis of Materials
Laser and Spectroscopy Facility
Micro/Nanofabrication Facility












We are heavy users of the scanning probe facilities (shown here are the Asylum Research Cypher, left, and MFP-3D systems), X-ray diffraction facilities, and many others.


Prometheus Student Offices - Each student has a personal work space complete with ample desk and storage space.






















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Facilities
Main Growth Facility - 448 MRL
Laser-MBE
Computer controlled PLD systems
Solar Simulator/Electrical/Photoelectrochemical Characterization  - Basement of MRL
Ultrafast Pump Probe System - 465 MRL
Student Offices - 444 MRL
Student Offices - 444 MRL
Student Offices - 444 MRL
Student Offices - 444 MRL
Student Offices - 442 MRL
Student Offices - 442 MRL
Temperature Dependent Dielectric/Electric Characterization - 442 MRL
Electron Emission Measurement System - 442 MRL