AES Semigas


18 June 2021

Italy’s Istituto Nanoscienze CNR orders Riber research MBE system

Riber S.A. of Bezons, France – which manufactures molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) systems as well as evaporation sources and effusion cells – says that Istituto Nanoscienze, a research institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), has ordered a model Compact 21 DZ research system, including the brand new Riber EZ-CURVE real-time curvature measurement system for in-situ monitoring of vacuum thin-film deposition. The order will be installed at the NEST laboratory of Scuola Nomale Superiore in Pisa, Italy.

Istituto Nanoscienze is focused on exploring nanostructures and nanodevices by applying fundamental research as well as emerging technologies. Its research impact encompass several fields, including energy, health, information and safety.

“Our MBE activity will take place in the framework of the infrastructure Pas(c)qua dedicated to the development of a novel quantum co-processor in Italy for the next generation of photonic devices,” says professor Lucia Sorba, director of the Istituto Nanoscienze CNR. “Our new Riber’s Compact 21 DZ system will be dedicated to the growth of terahertz quantum cascade laser (THz QCL) structures based on III-V semiconductor materials. Particularly noteworthy are the reliability and stability of the Compact 21 DZ, as well as the advanced real-time monitoring features embedded for the MBE growth control,” he adds.

Riber’s Compact 21 range includes flexible research MBE systems with designs configurable for traditional III-V compounds semiconductors, II-VI materials, nitrides, oxides and other new materials. The Compact 21 DZ system features MBE technologies allowing the production of highly complex epitaxial layers with high quality.

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