Veeco Instruments, a U.S-based process equipment maker, recently announced that CrayoNano, a research company for ultraviolet short wavelength light emitting diodes (UV-C LEDs), has ordered the Propel Power Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) System. CrayoNano will use the system to grow semiconductor nanowires on graphene for water disinfection, air purification, food processing and life science applications.
CrayoNano is a nanotechnology company specializing in developing optoelectronic devices based on semiconductor nanowires on graphene substrates. The Company originates from several years of research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. The Company aims to transform the UV LED marketwith a technology based on a unique method of growing nanowires on graphene.
Veeco's Propel Power GaN MOCVD system is capable of processing single 200 mm wafers or smaller (e.g., two-inch) in batch mode. The system is based on Veeco's TurboDisc technology including the IsoFlange and SymmHeat technologies, which provide homogeneous laminar flow and uniform temperature profile across each wafer, up to 200 mm in size.
"The Propel Power GaN system is the best choice to deposit advanced GaN-based structures, including complex semiconductor nanowires on graphene substrates with strict process demands," said Veeco's Senior Vice President, General Manager, MOCVD. "Our Propel system offers industry leading uniformity and process cycle time, therefore providing superior productivity compared to other technologies. As a leading global supplier of MOCVD systems, we look forward to supporting CrayoNano and their research activities."