IIT Pisa Leverages Aixtron Systems for Graphene Production
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Author: CompoundSemi News Staff
February 27, 2012... Aixtron of Aachen, Germany, announced that the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Pisa, Italy, has ordered two Aixtron BM Pro (Black Magic Pro) systems in a 4-inch wafer configuration. IIT Pisa researchers plan to use these systems for the development and production of graphene for the implementation of novel hydrogen storage systems.
One system will be used to deposit graphene using both chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD). The second BM Pro system is configured for high temperature (1800°C) processing with graphene to be formed using sublimation. The local Aixtron support team has installed and commissioned both systems at the Power Nanosystems Laboratory at IIT Pisa’s Center for Nanotechnology Innovation, located at Laboratorio NEST of Scuola Normale Superiore (IIT@NEST).
IIT@NEST is an interdisciplinary research and development centre established in 2009 to investigating fundamental nanoscale and nanomaterial.
Dr Camilla Coletti from IIT@NEST commented, “Our new BM Pro systems form the foundation of our research into the synthesis of graphene films for applications like nanoelectronics and energy storage. These systems will give us enormous flexibility in terms of deposition processes, covering CVD, PECVD and high temperature sublimation."
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