Oxford Instruments is delighted to have been selected by the Quantum Nanoelectronics Group from the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN), in Barcelona, to supply tools to be used for Graphene research.The Quantum NanoElectronics group specialises in the electrical and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene. As part of the contract, Oxford Instruments 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. The contract also includes a 5 year maintenance and service contract to take care of all the critical preventative maintenance involved with using Cryogen-free instruments. The equipment will be delivered in March this year.
Prof Adrian Bachtold, Principal Investigator of the Quantum Nano-Electronic Group and scientific staff at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology in Barcelona, commented:
“We are working on a project to take advantage of the unique properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene for the fabrication of nanoelectromechanical resonators. We are looking forward to receiving our new Triton Cryofree® dilution refrigerator and integrated magnet, which will be used to study these resonators in the quantum limit. The interaction with the personel of Oxford Instruments has been very pleasant and I am impressed by the short delivery time of the cryostat.”
The announcement has had an immediate effect on share price and suggests that Oxford Instruments is a graphene share to watch.
More information on the Triton can be found at: www.oxford-instruments.com/triton