The ICN buys graphene research equipment from Oxford Instruments

The Quantum Nanoelectronics Group from the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN) ordered Graphene research tools from Oxford Instruments - which will provide a Triton Cryogen-free dilution refrigerator integrated with a 8 Tesla superconducting magnet. These tools will be used to study the Quantum Hall Effect in these nanostructures.

Oxford Instruments will deliver the equipment next month, and will also maintain and service it for 5 years.

Prof Adrian Bachtold, Principal Investigator of the Quantum Nano-Electronic Group and scientific staff at the ICN says that they are working on a project to take advantage of the unique properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene for the fabrication of nanoelectromechanical resonators.

Posted: Feb 29,2012 by Ron Mertens