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SMI Delivers Two 2D Metal DiChalcogenide Systems

Piscataway, NJ - April 30, 2019 - Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) is pleased to announce that it has delivered MOCVD Research Systems to two U.S. universities. The two MOCVD Research Systems are part of the NanoV CVD™ and NanoH CVD™ series and are configured primarily for the growth of 2D Metal DiChalcogenide materials. A variety of 2D Metal DiChalcogenides are under investigation for opto-electronic devices, solar cells, photo-detectors, light-emitting diodes, and photo-transistors. Example 2D Metal DiChalcogenides materials are: MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, and WSe2 among others.

The image shows an SMI designed and fabricated Dual Reactor Nano CVD™ and NanoH CVD™ System.

The second tool is a single NanoH CVD™ research system for a Professor at a California University. Similarly, this Professor had used an SMI built system as a Post-Doc at his previous university. His group specializes in areas such as the systematic design of oxide, carbide, and sulfide materials for materials synthesis of multi-dimensional device architectures in applications like energy conversion and storage.

One system features a Dual Reactor arrangement of a NanoV CVD™ and a NanoH CVD™. The east coast research professor's group focuses on integrating, assembling, and characterizing atomic scale materials into electronic and photonic devices for various applications. The vertical and horizontal reactors allow for significantly different process phase spaces to be investigated in optimizing 2D materials. This is the second such tool for this professor.

SMI NanoH CVD™ System

Image above shows an SMI designed and fabricated NanoH CVD™ System.

Dr. Gary S. Tompa, President of Structured Materials Industries, Inc., commented “There is always a need for custom versatile tools that can robustly and reproducibly produce advanced materials that are at the forefront of research and development efforts - such as, in the present case, high quality 2D materials. Also important are the size scalability of the tools. The standard capabilities of these tools, such as the multi zoned temperature controlled furnace or field recalibratable mass flow controllers or a versatile researcher oriented control system such as SMI's SMARTCVD™ PLC Control System, allow for easily switching amongst the most promising growth materials, processes, and tool configurations. We designed these specific tools to be both flexible and to address the exacting needs of growing the latest 2D materials that are associated with forming stable monolayer, single unit cell thick films to easily produce materials for advanced device research and prototype manufacturing. 

About Structured Materials Industries, Inc.

Structured Materials Industries, Inc. has an extensive history in working with customer/partners to deliver results in SBIR/STTR and other awards. We can provide a support infrastructure for writing award winning proposals and provide the physical support infrastructure for carrying out awarded programs through completing customer innovations or calling on collaborators to fullfill innovations. We are always open to, in confidentially, exploring additional partnerships and collaborations. SMI has worked on various projects featuring Gallium Oxide (in addition to other oxides), TMDs, AlGaN, InGaN, BN, Graphene, CNTs, Nanowires, Compound Semiconductors, Oxides, Dielectrics, Ferroelectrics, Phase Change Chalcogenides, Fuel Cell Materials, Thin Film Batteries, Metals, and so on as well as has grown materials on a diverse set of substrates using in-house tools.

Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI), with over 60 fielded MOCVD tools and 10 MOCVD and ALD process demonstration tools in-house, has extensive result oriented experience in providing materials, hardware, and device assistance to other businesses as well as research and development organizations. SMI is a leading provider of thin film research and development MOCVD, PECVD, and ALD deposition systems for electronic, optical and electro-optic device fabrication, among other applications. We produce systems for research and production, in sizes ranging from stand-alone systems to high volume production tools. SMI also maintains an in-house applications laboratory, with facilities for materials characterization and device fabrication.

To take advantage of SMI material development or consulting services contact us today to get more information and quoted. SMI is also happy to participate in the development of proposals and budgetary quotations!

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