Semiconductor Physics Group
The Semiconductor Physics group explores and develops new physics using advanced semiconductor technology. The particular speciality of the group is the use of new types of semiconductor nanostructure in which a small number of electrons, down to the single-electron limit, can be isolated and their effective dimensionality varied. This is part of the field of mesoscopic physics, or nanoelectronics, and the techniques that the group has developed have been adopted by many other groups worldwide.
The equipment that the group possesses to achieve its objectives includes a number of facilities for the growth of semiconductors by Molecular Beam Epitaxy, a Clean-room with an extensive range of facilities and a state of the art high-resolution electron-beam lithography machine. A range of cryostats and optical systems are available for measurements.
The expertise associated with advanced semiconductor structures and the industrial collaboration which the group has with Toshiba Research Europe and TeraView, both companies in the Cambridge Science Park, has resulted in new activities in such fields as Terahertz imaging and spectroscopy and the generation and detection of single photons for quantum cryptography and quantum communications.
Wednesday 18th December
- The Cavendish Laboratory
- The home page of the Semiconductor Physics Group of the Institute of Physics. This includes information about the Group's student travel bursaries
- General C R Barber travel bursaries from the Institute of Physics for members under the age of 30
- Links to Semiconductor Physics information and research groups in the UK and elsewhere
- The Cambridge Nanoscience Centre and the related Nanoscale Science Laboratory
- Conferences related to Physics
- The Institute of Physics
- Physics Journals' web sites
- Airlines' web sites