Thin Film Deposition of Novel Materials as Model Systems

Molecular Beam Sythesis (MBS) chamber

The combination of advanced thin film deposition techniques and epitaxy  can be used to make materials of great scientific and/or   technological significance that are not achievable by other means. In this spirit we are studying deposition and properties of a variety of materials including the half-metallic ferromagnet CrO2, Sr and Ca ruthenates, the copper oxide CuO (related to the high Tc superconductors), and the two-dimensional superconductor TiO x.

Reference: Growth of the Cr oxides via activated oxygen reactive molecular beam epitaxy: Comparison of the Mo and W oxides, N.J.C. Ingle, R.H. Hammond, and M.R. Beasley, J. Appl. Phys. 89. 4631 (2001).