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Integrated NanoMaterials Laboratory


The Integrated NanoMaterials Laboratory (INML) is a state-of-the-art nanomaterials synthesis and characterization facility. We address critical technological needs of the future through material development as we integrate nanoscience with disciplines such as electronics, photonics, renewable energy, chemistry, biology, physics and medicine.

The INML is one of 7 Core Facilities that make up the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). INML provides epitaxial services INML for a wide array of research clients, from Academic groups both here at UCLA and around the world, to National Laboratories and our many partners in Industry. The extensive technological advances made by the INML particularly in the areas of integrated III-Sb/CMOS optoelectronics, IR photonics and electronics form the basis of a large number of our on-going partnerships and collaborations. We are always interested in generating new collaborations please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss and develop any ideas for future research projects.

Featuring two, interconnected GEN 930 molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) systems, the INML is equipped with the material synthesis, growth monitoring and characterization tools necessary to fabricate a wide range of devices for advanced applications. We grow III-V and III-N compound semiconductor materials in ultra high vacuum (~10-10 Torr) with emphasis on purity, control and atomic-layer precision. Our strengths in nanomaterial synthesis include growth of nanowires, nanopillars, quantum dots, and semiconductor films the thickness of a single atom. Nanomaterials grown in the INML are used in solar cells, lasers, thermo-photovoltaics, detectors and a wide range of other electronic and photonic devices.