Veeco logoVeeco Instruments announced that the University of Nottingham in the UK purchased two GENxplor R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Systems for its School of Physics and Astronomy. The University will use the systems to grow high-quality large-area graphene and boron nitride for electronic and optoelectronic applications.

Veeco's MBE systems can deposit epitaxial graphene layers on substrates up to 3" in diameter. The company says that their vertical chamber technology enables them to build smaller MBE systems - up to 40% smaller than the competition. The MBE is an open architecture that provides convenient access to effusion cells and e-beam sources.

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