School of Physics Fabrication and Characterisation Facilities

Overview of Services

The University of Melbourne School of Physics Fabrication and Characterisation Facilities provide access to a range of advanced fabrication and characterisation facilities which allow development and measurement of device structures for applications in areas including optics, quantum computing, quantum sensing, bio-engineering and more. The broad scope of the research performed in the School of Physics and in collaborative programs with researchers from many sectors of The University of Melbourne campus means that we have a wide range of capabilities including:

 Sample fabrication and preparation facilities available:

  • Electron beam lithography
  • Photolithography
  • E-beam evaporation of metals and oxides
  • Thermal evaporation of metals.
  • Wet chemical processing inc. HF
  • Rapid thermal annealing
  • Thermal annealing, in controlled atmosphere/vacuum.
  • Laser cutting
  • Diamond polishing

Electrical characterisation facilities:

  • Helium dilution fridge (sub Kelvin)
  • Deep level transient spectroscopy
  • Hall effect
  • Electro-chemical

Optical characterisation facilities:

  • Optical cryostat (4K)
  • Confocal (532nm excitation)
  • Raman and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy (532nm, 1064nm)

Plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition systems for diamond growth.

Heavy ion accelerators including a nuclear ion microprobe, for state-of-the-art imaging and microanalysis.



Lab, Location, Manager, ARP

Cleanroom Basement B05, Nikolai Dontschuk, Jeff McCallum

Collutron Lab, Basement B13, Melwin Jakob, David Jamison

SEM/FIB Lab, Basement B14A, Nikolai Dontschuk, Steven Prawer

UV Raman Lab, Basement B05, ???, Steven Prawer

Raman Lab, Basement B15, David Simpson, Jeff McCallum

Materials Lab, Basement 060, Nadarajah Athavan, Jeff McCallum

Pelletron Lab, Basement N003, Stephen Gregory, ???, Jeff McCallum

Electroncis Lab, Basement N012, Daniel Creedon, Jeff McCallum

Fridge Lab, Basement N001A, Daniel Creedon, Jeff McCallum

Level 4 Lab, Level 4 433, Nadarajah Athavan, Jeff McCallum

Cleanroom, Level 4 431, ???, Jeff McCallum

Location and hours of operation


Hours Location


David Caro building

Links and Resources

  1. ECMP wiki
  2. School of Physics
  3. iLab Resources and Usage Guides  -- add link


Name Role Phone Email Location
Jeffrey McCallum
ECMP Group Leader



David Jamieson
ECMP Ion Beam Program Leader