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National Graphene Institute

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General laboratories

The National Graphene Institute laboratories enable collaborative research between academia and industry.

Outside the cleanrooms, the institute consists of 20 research laboratories spread across three floors, enabling research and development into a range of 2D materials. The space consists of general facilities, labs dedicated to specific research areas and labs for research carried out by the institute’s industrial collaborators.

Browse the tabs below for more detail on our lab capabilities:

Chemistry facility

These processes can be combined as needed during device fabrication to enable greater freedom of research:

High temperature furnace facility

The NGI has multi-discipline furnace facility. Dedicated annealing processes and 2DMaterial growth. Small to medium scale CVD growth with flexible fume hood for containment, many process gasses and associated process equipment; spinners, leak detection, purge protection heat extract hoods.

Prototyping facility

The NGI prototyping suite is a facility to support the fabrication of devices and services to the research community within National Graphene Institute and associated partner institutes across The University of Manchester. The facility has dedicated staff to the running of the suite and its machines.

The 3D prototyping tools in the suite will cover all general machining, prototyping and 3D object printing needs for the institute's research groups and industrial partners. The suite generally runs on managed projects and designs, but has emergency drop-in capability for NGI repairs.

For more detailed specifications: