UCSB Orders New Riber MBE System for Chalcogenides Research

Riber of Bezons, France, reported that the University of California Santa Barbara, USA, has ordered a research MBE system, model Compact 21 T. The university intends to use the system to research on chalcogenides, a class of materials that some expect to have applications in detecting and emitting light in the infrared spectrum. Such materials also can serve as tests-beds for a range of exotic, recently discovered phenomena. A chalcogenide is a chemical compound most commonly referring to sulfides, selenides, and tellurides. Such compounds have applications in optoelectronics and solar electricity, and energy storage.

The Compact 21 T supports deposition on substrates up to 3” in diameter. The Compact 21 T is Riber’s 10-port, high-end R&D system. Riber claims that due to its small footprint, the Compact 21 can be easily integrated into most R&D labs. Low consumption of liquid nitrogen, high process uptime help reduce operating costs. Additionally, the company says that the availability of reactors designed to grow a particular class of material helps minimize material costs.The company says its increase in business in the United States results from its acquisition of MBE Control in 2015.

The company says its increase in business in the United States results from its acquisition of MBE Control in 2015.