Nanocenter of the NRNU MEPHI was founded in 2008 by the Rector’s Decree. To the end of 2009 Nanocenter was quipped by high-performance research equipment. Within the frameworks of the main research trends specialists from NRNU MEPHI several major divisions are working together with the Nanocenter: Resource Center for Nuclear Technologies Research and the Institute for Functional Nuclear Electronics of the NRNU MEPHI.
Today Nanocenter is rightfully considered as one of the most comprehensive research centers and highly equipped division of the NRNU MEPHI. All the laboratories have the 14th range of purity ISO6-ISO8 including technical, diagnostic and research equipment. The continuity of research operation from basic up to finished device and is provided by well-trained specialists and stiff requirements of all working processes.
The total space of the premises more than 1000 m2 . The laboratories with 14th range of purity ISO6-ISO8 occupy 420 m2 and more than 580m2 are for the services.
The main research trends are related to non-silicon electronics – microwave, wide-gap, radiation-resistant and functional electronics. We develop microwave transistors and solid-state integrated prototypes of submm wavelength ranges as well as LED and photodetectors construction and magnet field and temperature sensors.
Basic research trends related to development of new nanomaterials, heterostructures based on A3B5 including nitride ones, epitaxial and nanolithography technologies (geometry design rule is up to 50 nanometers) intended for development of quantum electronic devices and nanotransistors.
Other research areas include material properties research from crystal structure in volume and on the surface up to electronic and optical features.
Workpiece diameter is 2 in (epitaxial growth) and 4 in (integrated solution).