Alphenaar Research Lab

The Alphenaar laboratory contains facilities for electrical and optical characterization of advanced optical and electrical devices as a function of temperature, magnetic field, and gas environment.

Processes and Equipment

  • Optical Characterization
    • Spectra-Physics FS
    • Roper Scientific CCD Imaging Spectrometer
    • Walker Scientific 1T electromagnet with optical access
    • Nanonics Near Field Scanning Optical Microscope
    • Surelite I YSG laser
    • HeCD Laser
    • Argon-ion Laser
  • Low Temperature Characterization
    • Janis variable temperature cryostat 1.5-300K with 9T magnet
    • Leiden Cryogenics 500 mW dilution refrigerator with 9T magnet
    • Janis Research optical flow cryostat with temperature control
    • Desert Cryogenics variable temperature probe station
    • Homebuilt system for simultaneous thermoelectric power and four probe resistivity measurements
  • Nanostructure Synthesis
    • Laser vaporatization and chemical laser deposition systems
    • Thermolyne furnaces
    • Edwards pressure and flow controllers
    • Planar Etch IIA plasma system

Core scientific and technical staff:

The staff includes the following:

  • Director,Dr. Bruce Alphenaar, ECE Chair, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Current PhD. Students: Kasun Fernando, Kiran Medepallivenkata, and Buddika Abeyweera
  • Current Master's Students: Sowmya Kolli, and Austin Carver

Funding

A list of  funded projects can be found on the Alphenaar Research Group website @ http://speed.louisville.edu/nanoscience/funding_page.php

For more information

Detailed information on the lab’s research themes, publications, related courses, and other related links can be found online  at http://speed.louisville.edu/nanoscience/index.php. You may also contact Dr. Alphenaar via email bruce.alphenaar@louisville.edu or by phone at 502/852-1554.