Overall Management and responsibility for the Facility is centred on Sheffield. The Sheffield main contractor has responsibility for As, P and Sb MBE growth (three reactors), As and P MOCVD growth (two reactors), and part of the nitride and device fabrication provision within the Facility. The growth and fabrication is carried out in specially designed 100/1000/10000 class clean rooms of 600m area, opened in 2007.
The Facility has a long history at Sheffield since its founding over thirty five years ago. It has developed continuously over that time period, and has now been enhanced in its capabilities by the addition of the three new partners at Cambridge, Glasgow and Nottingham in late 2010.
The Glasgow partner (home page www.jwnc.gla.ac.uk) is responsible for nanoscale device fabrication within the National Centre for III-V Technologies. Full details of its capabilities within the NC, carried out within the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, can be found at (Glasgow file).
The Nottingham partner is responsible for the growth of ferromagnetic semiconductor and semiconductor ferromagnetic-metal hybrid structures within the Facility. Its capabilities may be found at Nottingham file and a description of its wider activities at the Spintronics and ferromagnetic semiconductors website of the School of Physics and Astronomy.