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Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials (GLAM)

Director: Paul McIntyre

Associate Director: Droni Chiu

Offices: McCullough Building, 476 Lomita Mall

Mail Code: 94305-4045

Fax: 650-723-3044

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The Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials (GLAM) is an Independent Laboratory that reports to the Dean of Research. The Laboratory supports the research activities of more than 20 faculty members from the departments of Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics. The multidisciplinary foundations of faculty, students, and research provide a dynamic academic environment for a broad spectrum of scientific research areas including high temperature superconducting materials and devices, mesoscopic devices, magnetic recording and storage media materials, electronic materials, opto-electronic materials, nanoscale materials and phenomena, nanoprobe devices, highly correlated electronic systems, computational materials science, condensed matter theory and physics, polymeric and biological materials, crystal growth, and thin film synthesis of complex oxides.

GLAM also has a newly remodeled Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory which provides advanced materials characterization and synthesis facilities for its members as well as for the Stanford materials research community at large. The instruments include a focused ion beam (FIB), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), scanning probe microscopy (SPM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and high resolution Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) for characterization and thin film deposition capabilities for synthesis of materials. These facilities are managed by professional staff who also conduct research and development of new tools and techniques in areas related to advanced materials synthesis and characterization. GLAM is also home to the Center for Probing the Nanoscale, a nanoscale science and engineering center sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Stanford Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology, and the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics, funded by the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST). GLAM also maintains a strong link to the Stanford Insititute for Materials Energy Science (SIMES) on campus and at SLAC.

The Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials is housed in the Moore Materials Research Building and McCullough Building complex.

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