Deposition Lab

Various physical and chemical vapour techniques are available for the production of nomaterials  and smart coatings. Using in house facilities we produce range of advanced nanomaterials (such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, ZnO, TiO2, Si nanowires, etc) on large area or selective arrays. We have extensive expertise on carbon coatings for applications in gas barrier, cutting tools, tribological and biomedical instruments. We produce metal and semiconducting thin films for various applications. Please contact us if you require any advice, training or if you have any issues related to nanomaterials and nanocomposites.



Microhollow Cathode (MHC) Plasma Station

The  Microhollow  Cathode (MHC)  plasma station is  a new, high precision plasma tool. It is a custom-built, multi-purpose platform for plasma characterisation, diagnostics and processing. The MHC station consists of the vacuum system, plasma source and electrical and optical (UV, Visible & FTIR) diagnostics. The MHC station has potential application for thin film deposition of complex shaped structures, i.e. coronary stents.


MHC high precision plasma tool

Title of Equipment Supplier 
IRINA Caburn/Provac
Microwave CVD Nanotube Fabrication. SEKI/Japan
RF and DC Magnetron Sputter System Minilab/Moorfield
Filtered Cathodic Vacuum Arc (FCVA) Nanofilm, Singapore
Thermal CVD Carbolite Inc Ltd. and MTI

Moorfield: PDF Further Information


Engineering Futures and Dr Steve Myers Talk

Monday 23rd of February 2015

Engineering Futures and Dr Steve Myers Talk

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Tuesday 10th of February 2015

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Tony Byrne, Professor of Photocatalysis

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Tony Byrne, Professor of Photocatalysis

When & where Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:30 at the Jordanstown campus Lecture Theatre 9F03

NIBEC Lecture Series begins in mid - October