Facilities and Equipment for the Physics Department
The Physics Department has approximately 7,500 square feet of laboratory space located in Dubois Hall and Talley-Brady Hall on the Fisk Campus (Campus Map). Offices for both teaching and research faculty and staff are located primarily in Dubois Hall.
Some of our major equipment is listed below. Please see research group pages for more detailed descriptions of our research capabilities.
Materials Science and Applications
- 6 crystal growth furnaces and pullers, 2 zone refiners,
- Kurt Lesker RF sputtering system,
- Rocking oven for synthesis,
- JOEL low vacuum SEM/ equipped with NORAN EDX analysis,
- Dilor microscope for Raman and photoluminescence microscopy,
- TA Instruments Differential Scanning Calorimeter,
- Electrical measurements (I-V, pulsed and DC photoconductivity);
- Radiation detector fabrication and testing facility.
- Varian Cary 500 UV-VIS-NIR
- Continuum mode-locked Nd:YAG with LightAge Raman shifter (H2)
- Electron beam evaporation thin film system,
- XPS and Auger Spectroscopy equipped with a Kratos X-SAM 800 spectrometer,
- UHV-STM (Ultra-high Vacuum-Scanning Tunneling Microscopy) with the UHV-STM head from
McAllister Inc. and the controlling software from NanoScope II (Digital Instruments, Inc.) and
- SPM (Scanning Probe Microscopy) NanoScope IIIa (Digital Instruments, Inc.)
- Bomem MB-102 FTIR Interferometer with a spectral range of 200cm-1 to 5000 cm-1,
- Hitachi Dual Beam UV-Vis-NIR spectrometer with a spectral range of 185-3200 nm.
- Raman Spectrometer with a spectral range of 150 cm-1- 20,000 cm-1.
- Z-scan apparatus for evaluating the nonlinear optical properties
- Time-gated photoluminescence aparatus (Coherent fm Ti:Sapphire)
- Continuum PY61C-10 ps Nd:YAG with Continuum Optical Parametric Oscillator ,
- NanoscopeIII multimode scanning probe microscope with capabilities of tapping and friction
- Pulsed laser deposition chamber for fabricating nanocrystals
and overcoating nanocrystals with dielectrics
- Lindbergh 1800 C box furnace, 1200 C box furnaces (2)
- Spex Model 1403 double monochromator with a Peltier cooled PMT
- Multichannel Raman system with ARC spectrograph and Princeton Instruments LN2-cooled CCD
- Oriel ¼ m spectrometer with MCT, InSb, PbS detectors for NIR emission
- Lexel mode-locked Ti:sapphire
- Argon ion lasers, 4 W, 6 W and 22 W
- Other CW lasers (Ti:sapphire, dye, Nd:YAG)