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January 22, 2013

University of Waterloo selects Veeco's GEN10 Molecular Beam Epitaxy system

Veeco Instruments (News - Alert) Inc., a company that provides process equipment solutions, recently announced that the University of Waterloo has selected its GEN10 Molecular Beam Epitaxy system for its Quantum (News - Alert)-Nano Centre (QNC). The system will be installed in the new MBE laboratory being established by Professor Zbig Wasilewski, Endowed Nanotechnology Chair at WIN.

The GEN10 Molecular Beam Epitaxy system allows for up to three configurable, material specific growth modules. This enables high system utilization, allowing multiple researchers to use the system at the same time and perform unattended growths and calibrations. This combined with Veeco components technology are key factors in why the MBE community is choosing the GEN10, no matter what the application.

According to Professor Wasilewski, “MBE technology is rich in its application across several fields of study that we are focusing on here at WIN and IQC. After thorough evaluation, we thought the GEN10 was the best choice due to its flexible cluster architecture, system design details, full automation and relatively small footprint. It ideally fits our needs across many research frontiers. Also, given the importance of effusion cells to our research, we thought Veeco would be a great choice given their expertise and our history with their cells.”

It also features economical upgrade path to additional growth modules, maximum of three, and configurable, material specific growth modules in an architectural cluster to enable growth of incompatible materials in one vacuum system

Jim Northup, Vice President, General Manager of Veeco’s MBE Operations, commented, “Our team is very excited that the University of Waterloo has selected the GEN10 as its first piece of equipment to be installed at the new Quantum-Nano Center. It’s a great example of how Veeco’s state of the art MBE technology continues to remain at the forefront of broad based research around the world.”

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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