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Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources


Temple University

Physics and ICMS (Michael Klein, John Perdew, Adrienn Ruszinszky)

+ Facilities

Facility Description (capacity, capability, etc.) Relative Proximity Availability to Project Relevance to project
Nano Instrumentation Center Electron microscopy, Energy dispersive spectrometer, e-beam lithography College of Engineering, Temple University Available for subscription fee High, sample characterization and device preparation
Library and Web of Science Physical and electronic access to journal articles and books Temple Yes Source of scientific information
CVD Lab This lab of 860 ft2 in area is equipped with several HPCVD systems for MgB2 thin films, multilayers, and coatings. One HPCVD system consists of two stainless steel tube reactors, one for 1 cm x 1 cm films and one for 2” dia. films. An integrated HPCVD system consists of two HPCVD reactors, one sputter system, and a central distribution system that transfers thin films between the chambers under vacuum, allowing deposition of MgB2 multilayers in situ. Prof. Xi’s lab at Temple University. Available to the project. The proposed CVD system for single-layer and few-layer MoS2 films will be in this lab.
Clean Room This facility has a class-100 area of 220 ft2 and a class-1000 area of 220 ft2. It is equipped with a Suss Microtech MJB4 mask aligner, a Kurt J. Lesker sputtering system, a reactive ion etcher, an IntlVac Nanoquest I ion beam etching system, and other photolithography equipment such as spinner, microscope, furnace, etc. In the Physics Department at Temple University. Available to the project. For patterning of the few-layer MoS2 films for electrical measurement.
Electrical Characterization Lab This lab includes a shielded area of 260 ft2 for low noise device measurement, and a general measurement area of 260 ft2. Various electrical characterization instruments are available for R vs T, I vs V, C vs T, C vs V, tan? vs T, and tan? vs V measurements, tunneling characterization such as I - V, dI/dV , Ic - B, and Shapiro step measurements, ferroelectric testing, measurements in magnetic field up to 7 T in the temperature range from 1.5 – 325 K, and microwave measurement with a microwave network analyzer and a dielectric resonator. Prof. Xi’s lab at Temple University. Available to the project. Electrical measurement of the single-layer and few-layer MoS2 films will be in this lab.
Materials Research Facility The facility has a thin film x-ray diffraction system (Bruker D8 DISCOVER Diffractometer System), a transmission electron microscope (JOEL JEM-1400 TEM), and an atomic force microscope (Veeco DIMENSION ICON System). In College of Science and Technology at Temple University. Available to the project. Structural characterization of the single-layer and few-layer MoS2 films.
Penn Regional Nanotechnology Facility (PRN) The facility has several SEM and TEM systems, and an FEI Strata DB235 Focused Ion Beam system. University of Pennsylvania, 4 miles from Temple University Available to the project with user fees. Structural characterization of the single-layer and few-layer MoS2 films.
Centralized Research Facilities The facility has several Raman and FTIR spectrometers, several SEM and TEM systems, an FEI Strata DB235 Dual Beam SEM-Focused Ion Beam system, and various microfabrication tools such as Karl Zuss MJB-3 Mask Aligner and a Deep Reactive Ion Etching system. College of Engineering, Drexel University, 4 miles from Temple University Available to the project with user fees. Structural characterization of the single-layer and few-layer MoS2 films.
Rutgers Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology The facility provides Rutherford backscattering Spectroscopy service. Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. Available to the project with user fees. Structural characterization of the single-layer and few-layer MoS2 films.
Owl's Nest Linux cluster for high-performance computing. ~2000 computational cores.
Part of the cluster (9 nodes) is dedicated to GPU computing using Nvidia Tesla and AMD FirePro3d GPUs.
The cluster is hosted and operated by Computer Services and the College of Science of Technology at Temple University. Access to the cluster is constantly available to members of the Temple community. The cluster, which consists of multiple sub-sections each with a different hardware configuration, is a flexible resource allowing both memory intensive and moderate-size parallel computational tasks; it is suitable for both first- principles and coarse-grained MD simulations.
Owl’s Nest 2 Linux cluster for high-performance computing. Funded by
NSF, currently under construction, and planned to be online within the next 6
months.

6448
computational cores.

176 x 14-core nodes for conventional
The cluster will be hosted and operated by Computer Services and the College of Science of Technology at Temple University. Access to the cluster is constantly available to members of the Temple community. The cluster, which will consist of multiple sub-sections each with a different hardware configuration, will be a flexible resource allowing both memory intensive and moderate-size parallel computational tasks; it is suitable for both first-principles and coarse-grained MD simulations.
High Performance Computer Cluster (EFRC) 1440 computational cores (72 nodes, 20 cores/node), 128 GB RAM per node, 2-level infiniband FDR fabric for message passing and storage access.

2 100 TB Storage servers
Temple University Available to EFRC members at Temple University. Can be made available to outside collaborators. Suitable for first-principles calculations and large-scale molecular simulations.
Compute.temple.edu shared workstation 64 computational cores (4 x 16-core AMD Opteron 6380), 512 GB RAM, 120 TB storage Temple Available to EFRC members at Temple University. Can be made available to outside collaborators. Suitable for memory intensive and parallel computations.
2 EFRC shared AMD workstations Each have 32 computational cores ( 4 x 8-core AMD Opteron 6328 3.2 GHz) and 512 GB RAM Temple Available to EFRC members at Temple University. Can be made available to outside collaborators. Suitable for memory intensive and parallel computations.
3 EFRC shared Intel workstations Each have 28 computational cores ( 2 x 14-core Intel Xeon E5-2690v4 2.60 GHz) and 768 GB RAM Temple Available to EFRC members at Temple University. Can be made available to outside collaborators. Suitable for high-memory, parallel computations.
NIH Cluster 1360 computational cores (60 with 10-cores & 128 GB RAM each + 10 nodes for GPU computation)

10 nodes reserved for GPU-based computations, each with 4 x Nvidia Geforce TITAN X, 2 x 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2640v3 2.60 GHZ, and 12 GB RAM
Temple Available to Klein group Suitable for large scale molecular simulations
NERSC computer cluster in Lawrence Berkeley National lab Award in 2014 ~ 2.5 Million computer hours with access of thousands of cores in parallel computational jobs Remote computer assess Available, renewable every year Related
XESDE computer cluster award Award in the period 2013-2014 about 1.8 M computer hours Remote computer assess Available, renewable every year Related

+ Equipment

Equipment Description (capacity, capability, etc.) Location Relevance to project
300 mK UHV STM 300 mK- UHV in magnetic field up to 9 Tesla STM with option of UHV surface preparation Temple University (Dr. Iavarone’s lab) High- STM characterization of single crystals, thin films and few layers and heterostructures of dichalcogenides
4 K STM 4.2 K STM in magnetic field up to 9 Tesla Temple University (Dr. Iavarone’s lab) High- STM characterization of single crystals, thin films and few layers and heterostructures of dichalcogenides
LEED/Auger Energy Electron Diffractrometer with an Auger spectrometer (OCI BDL800IR), Temple University (Dr. Iavarone’s lab) High
Triple source e-beam evaporator triple cell e-beam source evaporator (Omicron) Temple University (Dr. Iavarone’s lab) High- will be used to deposit atoms on the surface of single crystals, films and few layers of dichalcogenides.
Bonder West Bond bonder Temple University (Dr. Iavarone’s lab) Modest, to make contacts for small samples and devices
Integrated HPCVD system This system consists of two HPCVD reactors, one sputter system, and a central distribution system. In Prof. Xi’s lab, Temple University. One of the chambers will be modified into a CVD system for the single-layer and few-layer MoS2 films.
UHV sputter system The Kurt J. Lesker UHV sputtering system is used for various metallization layers. In the clean room, Physics Department, Temple University. For depositing metal contacts for electrical measurements.
Bruker AXS D8 Discover Thin Film X-Ray Diffractometer The Bruker AXS D8 Discover system is a powerful tool for analyzing the structure of thin film samples, including the phase, lattice parameters, and strain. In particular, using grazing incidence, the x-ray scatters on lattice planes perpendicular to the sample surface, allowing the direct determination of the in-plane lattice constant, lattice mismatch and crystal symmetry, ideal for studying strain and strain relaxation in very thin epitaxial layers. In the Materials Research Facility, College of Science and Technology, Temple University. Characterization of phase, lattice parameters, and strain in the single-layer and few-layer MoS2 films.
Veeco Dimension Icon-PT Scanning Probe Microscope The Veeco Dimension Icon system can perform Atomic Force Microscopy, Piezo Force Microscopy, Electric Field Microscopy, and Magnetic Force Microscopy. In the Materials Research Facility, College of Science and Technology, Temple University. Characterization the number of layers in the single-layer and few-layer MoS2 films.
PPMS System The QuantumDesign Physical Property Measurement System allows measurement of transport properties in magnetic fields up to 9 T and at temperatures from 1.8 to 400 K. Prof. Chen’s lab in the Physics Department at Temple University. Transport measurement of the single-layer and few-layer MoS2 films.
Raman scattering system The Raman scattering system has a SPEX Triplemate spectrometer equipped with a liquid-nitrogen-cooled multichannel coupled-charge-device detector. In Prof. Xi’s lab, Temple University. Characterization the number of layers in the single-layer and few-layer MoS2 films.

+ Other Resources

Other Resources Description (capacity, capability, etc.) Relative Proximity Availability to Project Relevance to project
Machine shop Custom needs Temple University-College of Science and Technology Available to PI Modest
Electronic shop Custom Needs Temple University-College of Science and Technology Available to Pi Modest
VASP PAW electronic structure of solids and supercells License and source code at Temple Yes For most of the materials computations.
Materials Studio Geometry and visualization of solids and supercells License and code at Temple (Ruzsinszky) Yes For most of the materials computations
BAND and ADF All-electron electronic structure of solids and molecules License and source code at Temple Yes For some materials computations
GAUSSIAN-03 All-electron electronic structure of molecules and solids License and source code at Temple Yes For some materials computation

Chemistry (Eric Borguet, Daniel Strongin, Michael Zdilla)

+ Facilities

Facility Description (capacity, capability, etc.) Relative Proximity Availability to Project Relevance to project
Renovated Laser Laboratory (~100 m2) providing temperature, humidity and dust control for state-of-the-art laser facility. In PI building Available
Renovated microscopy laboratory (~30 m2) providing temperature, humidity and dust control for state-of-the-art microscopy (AFM, STM,) In Building Available
Renovated wet chemistry and materials preparation/characterization laboratories (~ 40 m2 total) with Nanopure water purification units. In Building Available
Experimental Laboratory 100 sq. feet synthesis lab with 6 fume hoods In Building Fully available Synthesis, kinetic measurements.
Center for Functional Nanomaterials Electron Microscopy facility BNL Through collaboration with Co-PI (Zhu) Detailed analysis of the geometric and electronic structure of the designed materials
NSLS XAS, photoelectron spectroscopy BNL General user proposal XAS characterization of photocatalytic materials.

+ Equipment

Equipment Description (capacity, capability, etc.) Location Relevance to project
B Nanosecond Nd.YLF. 527 nm (and 1054 nm), 10 mJ, single shot - 5 kHz Beury
Picosecond/Femtosecond Ti:Sapphire Regenerative Amplifier (BMI/Coherent) 1 kHz, 800 nm, 0.8 mJ to pump Infrared Optical Parametric Amplifier (OPA) 25 fs-4 ps, 1.1 - 4 ľm, > 10 ľJ for Linear & Nonlinear (SHG, SFG) Optical Spectroscopy & Dynamics experiments Beury
Ultrashort (<25 fs) Ti:Sapphire Oscillator, tunable 725-930 nm (< 100 fs) & harmonics for Linear & Nonlinear (SHG, SFG) Optical Spectroscopy & Dynamics experiments Beury
Femtosecond Ti:Sapphire Regenerative Amplifier (Quantronix) 1 kHz, 800 nm, 3.5 mJ to pump Infrared Optical Parametric Amplifier (OPA) 1.1 -5 ľm > 30 ľJ, 5 -15 ľm > 15ľJ for Linear and Nonlinear (SHG, SFG) Optical Spectroscopy and Dynamics experiments Beury
Femtosecond Ti:Sapphire Regenerative Amplifier (Coherent-LIBRA) 1 kHz, 800 nm, 5 mJ used to pump Infrared Optical Parametric Amplifier (TOPAS-OPA), 1.1 -2.6 ľm, > 1.5 mJ total output for Linear & Nonlinear (SHG, SFG) Optical Spectroscopy & Dynamics experiments and development of ultrabroadband OPAs Beury
Optics, photon detection equipment (APD, CCD, IR detectors), spectrographs, data acquisition and analysis Beury
Two Scanning Tunneling/Atomic Force Microscopes (Molecular Imaging, Agilent) especially adapted for imaging in ambient and under liquid/electrochemical environment and current sensing AFM Beury
Electrochemical Potentiostats, Bipotentiostat and Galvanostat Beury
Spectro-electrochemical cells Beury
Ultrahigh vacuum chambers equipped for Temperature Programmed Desorption (300 amu Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer), Transmission FTIR and Differential Reflectance Spectroscopy Beury
FTIR (Bruker Tensor 27) for transmission IR and DRIFTS studies Beury
Horiba High Resolution Raman Microscope equipped with 325 nm, 532 nm and 785 nm excitation and xyz computer controlled stage
Bruker XRD Single Crystal or Powder Beury Used for compound and materials characterization
Bruker EPR Study of magnetic properties Beury Use to determine electronic structure of paramagnetic materials
Bruker NMR Structure of organics Beury Used for the characterization of organic or organometallic synthetic precursors
UV-Vis Spectrometer Electronic structure, compound fingerprinting Beury Used for compound/materials characterization/fingerprinting
Gloveboxes Air sensitive handling Beury Used for all air-sensitive processes.
Vacuum spectroscopy equipment XPS, UPS, ISS, and thermal desorption Temple Characterization of designed materials
Gas and ion chromatography Identification of gaseous and aqueous product Temple Product detection for photocatalytic reactions
TEM & SEM Routine characterization of designed materials Temple Routine characterization of designed materials

+ Other Resources

Other Resources Description (capacity, capability, etc.) Relative Proximity Availability to Project Relevance to project
Machine Shop Fabrication of metal, plastic, or rubber custom components Neighboring building, 100 feet Business hours. For use in case of need of custom apparatus for synthesis
Glass Shop Design, consulting, and blowing of custom glassware 2nd floor of same building Business hours For generating specialty glassware or optical cells for synthesis or experiment
Stock room Common chemicals and supplies Ground floor of same building Business hours Obtainment of common solvents, chemicals, gas cylinders, liquid nitrogen, glassware, and other disposable supplies.

Northeastern UNIVERSITY

Physics (Arun Bansil)

+ Facilities

Facility Description (capacity, capability, etc.) Relative Proximity Availability to Project Relevance to project
Computing servers 2 DELL PowerEdge R815 and 1 DELL PowerEdge R810 server On campus at Northeastern University Dedicated to the research of Bansil’s group Will be used to carry proposed computational research
 Owl's Nest, Temple University Courtesy of A. Kohlmeyer

Owl's Nest, Temple University
Courtesy of A. Kohlmeyer

 Laser-MBE and PLD system Xiaoxing Xi, Temple University

Laser-MBE and PLD system
Xiaoxing Xi, Temple University

 STM Goran Karapetrov, Drexel University

STM
Goran Karapetrov, Drexel University

 Scanning Tunnel Microscope Maria Iavarone, Temple University

Scanning Tunnel Microscope
Maria Iavarone, Temple University

 EOL-1400 TEM Daniel Strongin, Temple University

EOL-1400 TEM
Daniel Strongin, Temple University

 Sodium/Benzophenone Ketyl Scavangers Michael Zdilla

Sodium/Benzophenone Ketyl Scavangers
Michael Zdilla

 Femtosecond Amplifier System Eric Borguet, Temple University

Femtosecond Amplifier System
Eric Borguet, Temple University