AIXTRON AG today announced a new order for a Black Magic CNT (carbon nanotube) deposition system from Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Atlanta, USA. The order was received in the second quarter 2009 and the system will be delivered in the fourth quarter 2009 in a 4-inch wafer configuration. The system will be installed in the GTRI Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL) by the local AIXTRON support team.
Dr. Jud Ready, GTRI Senior Research Engineer and Adjunct Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Materials Science and Engineering comments: "The Black Magic system was chosen for its ability to grow CNTs rapidly and repeatedly on a variety of substrates. We were also impressed with its user-friendly interface. Furthermore, with its plasma enhanced CVD capabilities, this tool will augment our existing thermal CVD growth capabilities to produce CNTs for a variety of energy, aerospace and biomedical applications."
The Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute performs applied research in the growth and application of carbon nanotubes, multifunctional materials, RFID and optical tagging and chem-bio sensors. It is also home to a highly-regarded Medical Device Test Center, which examines the interactions between medical devices, security and logistical systems. Examples of current projects include integration of CNT towers with photovoltaic cells to yield more durable, higher efficiency solar cells and CNT-based electrochemical double layer super/ultra capacitors.