AIXTRON AG today announced
an order for one 4-inch Black Magic deposition system from the University of
California, Berkeley, USA. Capable of both SiGe nanowire and CNT (carbon nanotube)
deposition, the system will be installed in the Laboratory for Nano Materials
+ Electronics by the local AIXTRON support team in the first half of 2010.
Prof. Ali Javey, UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science comments, “The Black Magic system was selected for
its unique ability to grow both SiGe nanowires and CNTs uniformly, rapidly and
repeatably. In addition, we know we can trust AIXTRON as one of the world’s
largest manufacturers of semiconductor deposition systems to deliver reliability,
safety and user-friendly operation in the equipment. This system will be very
useful for our research in achieving large-scale synthesis of nanowire arrays
for integrated electronics and sensors.”
Research underway at the UC Berkeley Laboratory for Nano Materials & Electronics
covers a range of science and engineering disciplines but focuses on the integration
of synthetic nanomaterials, such as CNT and semiconductor nanowires, in novel
electronic applications, such as printed electronics, sensors and flexible photovoltaics.
In 2009, Prof. Javey won the “Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) Innovators Award”
and was also a recipient of a "2009 Young Innovators Under 35" (TR35)
award by the Technology Review magazine.