Aixtron logoAixtron announced that the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Pisa, Italy, has ordered two BM Pro systems in a 4-inch wafer configuration. IIT Pisa researchers will use these systems for the development and production of graphene for the implementation of novel hydrogen storage systems. BM Pro is the new product name for Aixtron's Black Magic system.

TIT Pisa will use one system 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. Both systems have already been installed and commissioned.