Leading Quantum Research Institute Selects Veeco's GENxplor R&D MBE System for Research on 2D Materials

September 27, 2018

Flexible System Capability and Applications in Diverse Materials Make GENxplor® Ideal for University of British Columbia’s Stuart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute

PLAINVIEW, New York - Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) today announced that the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has ordered its dual GENxplor® R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) system. SBQMI, a world-leading institute pursuing fundamental research into quantum materials, will leverage the system for research using MBE to explore and control the properties in new materials.

“MBE is one of the most exciting techniques for growing materials with atomic-scale precision,” said Ke Zou, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UBC. “This is a primary focus for our R&D team at SBQMI, and we’re confident that the flexibility, precision and quality provided by Veeco’s MBE expertise will aid in our efforts to achieve scientific breakthroughs utilizing the diverse properties of 2D crystal materials.”

The GENxplor is the industry’s first fully integrated MBE system for the compound semiconductor R&D market. Due to its unmatched process flexibility, GENxplor is ideal for a broad range of MBE applications such as high-efficiency solar cells and high-temperature superconductors. Accordingly, the Veeco system’s use in MBE enables the advancement of 2D materials, which are crucial for the development of next-generation nanotechnologies and digital electronics. 

“SBQMI is renowned for its work researching the complex quantum phenomena emerging in novel engineered materials,” said Gerry Blumenstock, vice president and general manager of MBE and ALD products at Veeco. “As SBQMI expands its R&D efforts, we’re excited to support UBC’s exploration of 2D materials through MBE and are confident that our GENxplor platform will help Professor Zou and his team with their challenging research.”

About Veeco

Veeco (NASDAQ: VECO) is a leading manufacturer of innovative semiconductor process equipment. Our proven MOCVD, lithography, laser annealing, ion beam and single wafer etch and clean technologies play an integral role in producing LEDs for solid-state lighting and displays, and in the fabrication of advanced semiconductor devices. With equipment designed to maximize performance, yield and cost of ownership, Veeco holds technology leadership positions in all these served markets. To learn more about Veeco's innovative equipment and services, visit 

About Steward Blusson Quantum Matter Institute

Founded in 2010, the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI) at University of British Columbia (UBC) is a multi-disciplinary research institute recognized worldwide for its unique collaborative approach and its scientific achievements. SBQMI fosters the discovery, understanding, and control of quantum materials, related novel materials and devices to create next-generation technologies with key applications in quantum computing, communications, sensing, sustainable energy, and advanced manufacturing. For more information, please visit:

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