Deposition + Patterning Equipment
1.     Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE)  + LEED, Auger, etc
2.     Ultrahigh Vacuum Electron Beam Deposition
3.     RF Sputtering System
4.     UHV Sputtering system (5 guns, RHEED, thickness monitor, Ar sputtering gun)
5.     Electrochemistry setup
6.     Rapid Thermal Annealing system
7.     e-beam writer - with 40 nm resolution
8.     Photolithography setup with Suss mask aligner
9.     Ion etcher
10.  Clean Room class 100 with optical photolithography setup        

Characterization Equipment  
1.     Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX - 5 nm resolution for SEM
2.     Atomic Force Microscope with Magnetic Force Microscopy - Veeco system
3.     X-ray Diffraction -  SmartLab Rigaku (see more details below)
4.     Brucker VERTEX 70 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer
5.     Vector Network Analyzers + probe stations  (up to 110 GHz)
6.     Spectrum Analyzer (up to 50 GHz)
7.     Ferromagnetic Resonance (FMR) 10, 24, 35, 45, and 55 GHz cavity based systems
8.     SQUID magnetometer with closed cycle He cooling (Quantum Design)
9.     Brillouin Light Scattering (BLS) system,   1-1000 GHz
10.  Magneto - Optical Kerr Effect (MOKE) system 
11.  Dynamic Light Scattering
12.  UV-vis Spectrometer
13.  Fluorescent spectroscopy
14.  Broad-band Ferromagnetic Resonance system (up to 70 GHz and 28 - 350 K range)   

Liquid Crystal Lab 
We have all equipment for the production and characterization of electo-optical (liquid crystal) devices and materials research.  In addition, we have  
1.     Dielectric spectroscopy
2.     Optical polarized microscopy
3.     Electro-optic characterization
4.     Ball milling for production of ferroelectric and other nanoparticles       

Other Resources:              
Machine shop with one technician, including CNC mill and lathe.
See the Biofrontiers Center website for more equipment used by the Physics department.


X-Ray Diffraction

UCCS has a Rigaku SmartLab multipurpose X-ray system.  Capabilities include:

  • standard X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Grazing incidence XRD
  • In-plane XRD
  • X-ray Reflectivity (XRR)
  • High Temperature XRD
  • Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)

For further information,  contact  Tom Christensen, UCCS Physics Department,  tchriste@uccs.edu,  719-255-3063.


UCCS Faculty and Students:     To access the X-ray Diffraction system:

  • You must first complete the University of Colorado Environmental Health and Safety "X-Ray Machine Users" Course and Quiz which is available on-line at http://ehs.colorado.edu/trainings/x-ray-machine-users-instruction/
  • Enter "Tom Christensen" in for Supervisor/PI   and "OCSE B110" for the building and room
  • A few days after you have completed the quiz you will get notification of whether you have passed the quiz. Please forward this notification to Tom Christensen at tchriste@ucccs.edu.  He will then arrange further training.


General Information: