22 November 2017
CVD supplies US Naval Research Laboratory with deposition equipment for 2D transition-metal dichalcogenides
CVD Equipment Corp of Central Islip, NY, USA (a designer and maker of chemical vapor deposition, gas control, and other equipment for developing and manufacturing materials and coatings) has supplied 2D semiconductor deposition equipment to the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).
Earlier this year, CVD was awarded a contract to supply NRL with deposition equipment to further its research in novel 2D transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD) materials. The equipment was received at the customer’s facility in October.
2D TMD semiconductors, including molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), tungsten diselenide (WSe2) and more exotic materials such as bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3), are the subject of vigorous R&D. CVD says that its equipment provides the ability to produce atomically thin 2D films of optoelectronic semiconductor materials with diverse physical properties that are not achievable in bulk semiconductors. Applications include flexible electronic and optoelectronic devices, biosensors, battery technology, valleytronics, and spintronics.
“The capabilities of CVD Equipment Corporation allowed us to specify exactly what we needed for our deposition equipment to develop new and innovative processes to optimize the synthesis and properties of this emerging class of atomically thin materials,” comments Dr Berend Jonker, senior scientist at NRL’s Materials Science & Technology Division.
CVD has shipped multiple systems for the synthesis of 2D TMDs this year, with more 2D TMD deposition systems in backlog and due to ship in 2018. The firm says that it works closely with customers in the design phase to ensure adherence to specifications and requirements of end users. Its vertically integrated engineering and manufacturing capabilities enable application-specific equipment that can be configured to suit distinct research and production needs.