The Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory is one of the world's leading, medium-sized centres of nanoscience research. It was the first centre for nanoscience in the UK and celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2014. The field of nanoscience is now at a very exciting stage, where we can test fundamental physics ideas in finely controlled systems while at the same time making the link to the chemical, engineering and life sciences and developing a new generation of devices based on nanoscale architectures. The £2.5M Nanoscale Science Facility and £3M Centre for Advanced Materials house a suite of powerful tools to probe the physics and applications of nanoscale structures created in the Lab.
One of the key challenges for current nanotechnology is to scale-up the production of materials with atomic precision on the laboratory scale to the prototype industrial scale, calling for new approaches, new instrumental developments and advanced analysis. Another key challenge is large area multilayer cluster + support deposition. The Research Fellow will conduct research in this area and contribute to the achievement of the School’s research strategy by undertaking research within the Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory.