The Department of Epitaxy specializes in the growth of crystalline thin films and nanostructures with extremely well-defined properties. Our core competency is in molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and our work focuses on two complementary tasks: fabricating custom-designed nanostructured samples for the institute and our collaborators, and conducting research on growth mechanisms, allowing us to optimize and manipulate their properties for future technologies. Our labs house eleven MBE systems, operated by a team of knowledgeable scientists and technicians who are committed to the advancement of research in materials science.