EPSRC National Epitaxy Facility

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Location of Facility/facilities

Main site:

  • The University of Sheffield - Epitaxy and device fabrication

Partner Sites:

  • University of Cambridge - GaN epitaxy
  • University College London - SiGe/Group III-V Epitaxy

Capabilities and services provided

The National Epitaxy Facility plays a central role in enabling world-class research in semiconductor science and technology in the UK.

The facility provides UK academics and industry with bespoke, state-of-the-art epitaxial materials, semiconductor characterisation and advanced fabrication facilities for semiconductor photonics and electronics research.

Both III-V (Arsenide, Phosphide, Antimonide, Nitride) and Group IV (Silicon, Germanium, Tin) semiconductor materials are provided which are used in the research and development of a broad range of device technologies from lasers, to quantum circuitry

Epitaxial wafers and devices are produced by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), Metal Organic Vapour Phase Epitaxy (MOVPE) and device fabrication facilities available in the three Universities comprising the Facility (University of Sheffield, University of Cambridge and University College London).

As well as supporting UK university research, the Facility plays a significant role in enabling developments in UK industry with many companies utilising our expertise, knowledge and world class facilities to further their businesses. We also support UK academics in increasing impact for their research through these links.

The facility also operates a pump priming facility that allows new ideas and proposals to be tested in advance of full research proposal development.

Contacts for access

Dr Kevin Jackson
Operations & Business Development Manager
EPSRC National Epitaxy Facility
The University of Sheffield
Nano Sciences & Technology
North Campus, Broad Lane
Sheffield, S3 7HQ
Office: (+44) 01142225905
Email: kevin.jackson@sheffield.ac.uk

Angela Warren
EPSRC National Epitaxy Facility
Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
The University of Sheffield
3 Solly Street
S1 4DE
Office: (+44) 0114 2225145
Email: a.warren@sheffield.ac.uk

Research Areas aligned to facility