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14 May 2024

EPIR orders second Riber MBE 32 MCT research system

Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system maker Riber S.A. of Bezons, France says that EPIR Inc of Bolingbrook, IL, USA has ordered its second MBE 32 MCT research system (just two months after delivery of the first), for delivery in 2025, to further strengthen its capacity for the development and production of advanced materials.

EPIR is a subsidiary of Sivananthan Laboratories Inc and a privately owned company specializing in developing HgCdTe (mercury cadmium telluride - MCT) semiconductors, used primarily in high-performance infrared detection and imaging devices, particularly in the defence sector.

EPIR has been involved in research into HgCdTe materials and related technologies since 1997. The firm has been able to develop a customized material growth technology, made possible by Riber’s MBE 32 MCT system. Due to its complexity and the high degree of stability needed, the epitaxy process requires the use of identical machines to ensure consistent development of production capacity. Riber says that EPIR’s decision to acquire a second MBE 32 MCT system is an endorsement of the quality and reliability of the machine.

The MBE 32 range has been in existence for 40 years, with several hundred systems installed worldwide. Among the wide range of materials that can be processed, the epitaxial growth of mercury-containing compounds represents one of the most complex challenges in terms of MBE thin-film deposition, Riber notes.

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