Veeco Instruments Inc. of Plainview, New York USA, reported that the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI) at the University of British Columbia has ordered its dual GENxplor® R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) system. The institute, which is pursuing fundamental research into quantum materials, intends to use the new MBE system to explore and control the properties of the new materials.
SBQMI to Utilize Veeco MBE System for 2D Quantum Materials Research
Veeco claims that the GENxplor is the industry’s first fully integrated MBE system for the compound semiconductor R&D market. Due to its process flexibility, Veeco says that the GENxplor can be utilized to fabricate high-efficiency solar cells and high-temperature superconductors. Consequently, Veeco says its system’s use in MBE also enables the advancement of 2D materials, which are critical for developing next-generation nanotechnologies and digital electronics.
“MBE is one of the most exciting techniques for growing materials with atomic-scale precision,” said Ke Zou, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UBC. “This is a primary focus for our R&D team at SBQMI, and we’re confident that the flexibility, precision and quality provided by Veeco’s MBE expertise will aid in our efforts to achieve scientific breakthroughs utilizing the diverse properties of 2D crystal materials.”
“UBC is renowned for its work researching the complex quantum phenomena emerging in novel engineered materials,” said Gerry Blumenstock, vice president and general manager of MBE and ALD products at Veeco. “As the institute’s researchers expand R&D efforts, we’re excited to support UBC’s exploration of 2D materials through MBE and are confident that our GENxplor platform will help Professor Zou and his team with their challenging research.”