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Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE)

The IAMM MBE facility provides services related to materials synthesis with the use of Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) equipment. The MBE system includes low temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy capability and is used to grow transition-metal-oxide thin films.  These films are highly crystalline and have applications in the development of solar-energy materials, photo-catalytic materials, and superconducting materials.  They are also important for fundamental studies of emergent phenomena in condensed matter systems.  The system is equipped with a cryogenic scanning tunneling microscope for in-situ atomic-resolution imaging of the oxide thin films.


Paolo Vilmercati

Facility Manager pvilmer1@utk.edu 865-974-2631
Hanno Weitering Scientific Leader hanno@utk.edu 865-974-7841

Assisted help is billed in addition to the regular instrument rate. Rates for instrument time indicate self-use. Any operation of the instrument by staff will incur an additional chare for staff assistance. If staff assistance will be required that time must be booked in advance of reserving instrument time.

  Internal Academic External Academic Commercial
Service 1: MBE Assisted $182/day $275/day $546/day
Service 2: LTSTM Assisted  $182/day $275/day  $546/day
Service 3: Analysis $20/hour $30/hour $60/hour

User rates subject to change without notice.

New users contact Paolo Vilmercati.