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AIXTRON Receives Order from EMPA for Black Magic CNT Deposition System

Published on March 17, 2010 at 3:56 AM

AIXTRON AG today announced an order for one Black Magic CNT (carbon nanotube) deposition system from the Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt (EMPA), Switzerland. The order was received in the third quarter 2009 and the system will be delivered in the first quarter 2010 with the 1x2 inch wafer configuration.

Dr. Stefan Egger comments: “We were looking for a flexible system that could give us the means to reliably synthesize a range of different types of carbon nanomaterials. Furthermore, it was essential that it is easy to operate and reliable with good efficiency. Overall, the AIXTRON Black Magic system ticks all the boxes and seems to be an ideal match to our requirements.”

EMPA, the interdisciplinary research and services institution for material sciences and technology development, will employ the new system to produce several different nano-carbon materials. “These applications require a system with great flexibility, which can easily be used by different researchers from several research groups,” adds Dr. Egger. “These are needed for very different topics such as miniaturized X-ray sources which demand MWCNT field emitters. It will also be used to create single- and double-walled CNTs and graphene for sensors and other devices as well as composite materials incorporating carbon nanotubes and fibers.”

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