Pennsylvania State University Selects Our GENxplor R&D MBE System for Optoelectronic Material Research

News | Aug 10, 2022

Plainview, N.Y., August 10, 2022 – Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today that it has received an order from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) for its GENxplor® R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) System. The GENxplor system, a winner of the Compound Semiconductor Industry Award for Innovation, is used to enable the epitaxial growth of high-quality materials for III-V compound semiconductors for applications including lasers and next generation infrared plasmonic metamaterials.

According to Professor Stephanie Law, a multi-award-winning member of the MBE community, Penn State purchased the GENxplor system for its capability to produce exceptional quality epitaxial films, solidifying the GENxplor as the number one selling MBE R&D system to leading researchers.

“As a researcher familiar with the performance of Veeco’s GENxplor R&D System, this was an easy decision to add this system to our research facility,” said Professor Law. “The reliable design and superior technology of the GENxplor system will no doubt strengthen our efforts to drive significant advancements in metamaterial and long wavelength photonics research.”

The GENxplor system deposits high quality epitaxial layers on substrates up to 3 inch in diameter. Its efficient single frame design combines all vacuum hardware with on-board electronics to make it up to forty percent smaller than other MBE systems, saving valuable lab space. Through Veeco’s MBE engineering expertise, design optimizations have made the GENxplor platform a highly sophisticated and capable research system that is tailored to meet the unique challenges of leading-edge compound semiconductor material research and development. Its capable and modular design supports the research of today while enabling the integration of new materials and capabilities in the future.

“We are proud to have been selected again by Professor Law and her distinguished research team at Penn State,” commented Matthew Marek, Senior Director of Marketing and Site Leader for Veeco’s MBE Group. “Since its introduction, the GENxplor has enabled essential compound semiconductor research at the top universities, such as Penn State, and institutions around the world. This second endorsement from Professor Law further solidifies the GENxplor as the leading R&D MBE system in the industry.”

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