Order for a research MBE machine in the United States

Bezons, February 10th, 2022 – 8:00am – RIBER, the global leader for Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) equipment serving the semiconductor industry, is announcing an order for a research MBE system in the United States.

Professor G. Salamo, director of Nanoscience and Engineering Institute from University of Arkansas, USA, has ordered Riber best seller Compact 21, 3’’ research system. This fifth Riber MBE system will complete the existing modutrac line. Apart from III-V nanoscale growths, this new reactor will also permit studies of epitaxial Si/Ge/Sn/Pb heterostructures focused on band engineering via Sn incorporation and strain manipulation.

Compact 21, model TM, is compatible with existing modutrac MBE32 line. Compact 21 TM is a very attractive solution to increase MBE capability, with 10 source ports symmetrically arranged, large number of in-situ instrumentation ports, and more flexibility in pumping configuration, compared to the MBE32/2300. One can easily add this system to an existing line, like University of Arkansas does, or switch from an old Riber MBE32/2300 reactor to this system while keeping a maximum of equipment: manipulator, cells, instrumentation, pumps, etc.

This order will be delivered in 2022.

Philippe Ley, CEO of Riber
“University of Arkansas Nanoscience and Engineering Institute is a 25-year-old Riber customer. It has always been a pleasure to work with Prof. Salamo and his team. Their high level of expertise, understanding and involvement in each discussion and at each step of the project has been really appreciated by all the Riber project team. We believe that the technological issues addressed here will enhance epitaxy processes and enable Arkansas MBE-STM facility to maintain state-of-the-art results.”

Professor Greg Salamo
“We are looking forward to receiving this new system. It will allow us to develop new SiGeSnPb technology not possible with current MBE systems. Through many cycles of discussion, we arrived at a method to control the temperature of growth at low temperatures of 100°C to 300°C, which will be tested with emphasis on our requested specs. As in the past, when we work with Riber to integrate STM, Riber scientists were amazing helpful, including modeling different designs, and we look forward to this and further collaborations with Riber.”

Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 08:00 am

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