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28 February 2008


Kvant buys Veeco As/P MOCVD system

Veeco Instruments Inc of Woodbury, NY, USA has sold a TurboDisc E450 arsenic phosphide (As/P) MOCVD system to Research-Production Enterprise ‘Kvant’ of Moscow, Russia for the production of multi-junction solar cells for commercial space applications.

“Our decision to add Veeco’s MOCVD As/P E450 system to our fab was based on the tool’s ability to produce exceptionally high-quality films, and the throughput advantage of this system, which is key as we continue to increase output of our photovoltaic cells,” says Kvant’s director Valery Semenov.

Also capable of producing multi-junction solar cells for terrestrial applications, Veeco’s TurboDisc E450 (and its recently launched successor, the E475) As/P tools are engineered for the high-volume production. The systems include integrated RealTemp 200 technology for direct closed-loop in-situ wafer temperature control, and fast gas switching for strict control of interface abruptness.

Picture: Veeco's TurboDisc E450 arsenic phosphide (As/P) MOCVD system, as ordered by Kvant for the production of multi-junction solar cells.


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