submit news    HOME | FEEDBACK  


« NAVIGATION »
NEWS

- Bio/Medicine

- Chemicals

- Defense

- Drug Delivery

- Education

- Electronics

- Energy

- Events

- Grants

- Industry

- Investment

- Litigation

- Materials

- MEMS

- Nanofabrication

- Nanoparticles

- Nanotubes

- Optics

- Partnership

- Patent

- Products

- Quantum dots

- Research

- Smart Dust

- Software
COMPANIES
EVENTS

- Browse by Month

- Current Shows

- Previous Shows

- Submit Events
FEEDBACK
ADVERTISE
LINK TO US

« PARTNERS »
Become A Nanotechwire Partner

FEI Company

Veeco Instruments

Nano Science and Technology Institute

National Nanotechnology Initiative

Nanotechnology at Zyvex

Want to see your Company or Organization listed above? Become A Nanotechwire Partner Today - click here
« NEWSLETTER »



« SEARCH »







11/13/2007 1:56:40 AM
Momentum builds for manufacturer of breakthrough 'repeatable carbon nanotube growth' tool

Surrey NanoSystems is currently building its third NanoGrowth system for fabricating carbon nanotube structures, and is rapidly commercialising its technology. Two aspects of the company's unique intellectual property are driving market interest: the very high degree of precision and repeatability built into the tool, and the ability to grow materials at low temperatures that are compatible with commercial semiconductor processes. At the MRS Fall Exhibit, Surrey NanoSystems' Chief Scientist Dr Guan Yow Chen will be on hand to discuss and advise on tool configurations for commercial applications and research projects.

"At this early stage in the cycle for applying new carbon nanotube materials commercially, the requirement for a stable platform capable of prototyping and fabricating structures repeatably is critical. Our unique tool design provides this capability, combined with flexibility that allows configurations to be built to serve individual development ideas. The tool's intrinsic modularity allows users to gain automated control over all aspect of nanomaterial synthesis, from catalyst generation to final material processing," says Dr Guan Yow Chen of Surrey NanoSystems.

He continues: "I'm able to discuss the processing techniques and results that the company has gained from our development partnership with the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute, plus a parallel agreement that we now have in place with a major European research laboratory, who are helping us with independent test-bed services for our unique processing recipes."

The company's first tool is NanoGrowth 1000n, which comes with both CVD (chemical vapor deposition) and PECVD (plasma-enhanced CVD) processing capability. These two techniques provide great processing versatility for users. Precision fabrication and configuration repeatability principles are at the core of the tool's architecture, which has been developed by engineers with many years of experience of creating thin-film tools for both scientific research and commercial fabrication. Among many quality-oriented architectural features are an ultra-high purity gas delivery system and flexible closed-loop control systems that allow users to define target tolerances to achieve a high level of repeatability during all phases of the process. Field-proven carbon nanotube fabrication programs are provided with the tool in the form of software templates that may be adapted easily by users for their own applications.

A high degree of hardware modularity further extends the capability of the tool's design, as it facilitates easy expansion and configuration to meet current and future fabrication requirements. Among many options are further processing techniques such as ICP (inductively coupled plasma), dual sputter sources for catalyst deposition including a module for delivery of vapor-phase catalysts like ferrocene and modules to add process stages for automated pilot production or high throughput. Included in the latter category are an automated wafer transport load/lock system, integrated etching capability, and a PECVD module for deposition of thin-film silicon-based materials.

NanoGrowth is available in the USA from Surrey NanoSystems' representative, Axiom Resources Technologies. http://www.surreynanosystems.com , or http://www.axrtech.com

Other Headlines from Surrey NanoSystems ...
 - 2.5m funding to commercialize breakthrough carbon nanotube interconnection process for next-generation semiconductors
 - Sputtering system supports novel commercially-focused silicon device research at Griffith University's microtechnology facility
 - Georgia Tech will push boundaries of nanotechnology research with innovative low-temperature carbon nanotube fabrication tool
 - Hybrid solar cell researchers order advanced sputtering tool for nanowire preparation
 - Surrey NanoSystems takes its 'next-generation semiconductor tool' technology to Asian industry at Nanotech 2008

More Nanofabrication Headlines ...
 - Optical Legos: building nanoshell structures
 - Water droplets direct self-assembly process in thin-film materials
 - Berkeley Researchers Find New Route to Nano Self-Assembly
 - Flat bacteria in nanoslits
 - New Photolithography Technique Advances Nanofabrication Process


« Back To List »

« GET LISTED »
- submit company
- submit news
- submit events
- advertise here

« EVENTS »
- More Events


Copyright 2017 Nanotechwire.com | Privacy Policy |