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Press Release

SMI Proprietary CVD Research System Ordered by Two Prestigious U.S. Universities

Piscataway, NJ - May 31, 2018 - Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (“SMI”) is pleased to announce that it has received orders from two prestigious U.S. universities for the design and fabrication of NanoH CVD™ Thin Film Growth Systems. The systems are capable of growing many materials such as metal dichalcogenides, graphene, BN, CNTs, Si nanowires, and oxides, among many others at pressures from <1 Torr to atmosphere as well as temperatures through 2400°C in some versions.

A research group at a mid-Atlantic ivy league university focusing on nanometer and atomic scale devices has ordered a dual reactor system featuring horizontal and vertical reactors. This tool consists of SMI’s popular NanoV CVD™ and NanoH CVD™ series reactors. The ivy league research group is led by a professor that had used a similar NanoH CVD™ system from SMI at his previous university. 


The second order was placed by a research group at a Mid-west private research university. The group will use the SMI NanoH CVD™ System to continue their research on 2D materials.

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Image shows an example of a NanoH CVD™ System recently delivered this past year.

Both NanoH CVD™ Systems feature tube furnace style reactors with multiple interchangeable gas and bubbler/sublimator sources. Both research systems will also feature the SMI SmartCVD™ control system. This software utilizes spreadsheet format run programming that includes monitoring and controlling of all system process components such as ramp and looping functions. Recipes are stored for easily editable efficient programming. The software also features a real-time mimic screen of all process components as the primary system operator interface for fully automated sequential layer by layer operation. Push button operation is also available.

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Image shows an example of a SMI SMARTCVD™ interactive system mimic screen presenting the status of all controlled and monitored system components.

“We are grateful to receive these additional orders for our NanoV CVD™ and NanoH CVD™ series of MOCVD systems. SMI is well positioned to provide a versatile and reliable platform system for advancing the research efforts of these and other groups.”, commented Dr. Gary S. Tompa, President of Structured Materials Industries, Inc., adding “SMI is dedicated to fostering relationships and pleased to have received yet another order from customers who we have previously worked with and supplied tools to.”

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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