David Bullett Nanofabrication Facility

What do we do?

The Nanofabrication Facility comprises a range of equipment within a suite of cleanrooms of ISO Class 6.

Photo- and nano- lithography is combined with etching and deposition to create structures for the fundamental studies of the electronic, magnetic and optical properties of materials, as well as devices such as Hall sensors or Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).


Research images

Optical micrograph – Micromachined cantilever with piezoresistive detection for scanning Hall probe microscopy.
Optical micrograph – Array of micrometer-sized disks milled into the surface of a High Tc superconducting crystal.
SEM – Air-bridged Schottky diode pairs.
Optical micrograph – Interdigital transducers for high frequency surface acoustic wave devices.
SEM – Silica ball embedded in a Gallium Nitride photonic crystal.
SEM – Photonic quasicrystal etched into a gallium nitride LED.



Industrial consultancy

Our industrial consultancy services offer detailed and profressional analysis reports.

The Nanofabrication Facility offers a range of services to industrial partners, from process consultancy to equipment access. Please contact us for more information.

Equipment booking

Contact Us

Dr Stephen Wedge, Facility Manager
+44 (0) 1225 386956