Professor Jon Heffernan – Director

Welcome to the National Epitaxy Facility

The Facility is a collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and University College London and is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of a network of National Research Centres.

Our mission is to provide a semiconductor epitaxy service to UK academics and industrial customers. The Facility provides a range of bespoke epitaxial wafers and devices that underpin world-class semiconductor research in the UK. Furthermore it helps to support the impact of this research in the scientific and industrial strategy of the Nation. The University of Sheffield has been providing such a service to the semiconductor research community since 1979.

We provide a full range of group III-V semiconductors and Si/Ge-based group IV materials by both the MBE and MOVPE techniques. Based on these materials, and working with our extensive network of users, we also produce a broad range of novel devices including LEDs, lasers, quantum circuits, transistors, advanced detectors and solar cells.

Please take some time to browse our web-pages to review our extensive facilities, the range of our epitaxial capabilities and a selection of case studies highlighting our world class research.

Contact us for more details on how to benefit from the Facility, to obtain expert advice on your epitaxy needs or for an obligation-free quotation.