DEMBE 2021 – Virtual Meeting

The German MBE Workshop 2021 will be organised by the Physics department of the University of Göttingen as a virtual conference. Continuing their longstanding tradition of an annual meeting for the German speaking MBE community, DCA Instruments are pleased to be a supporter.

Conference Scope

  • MBE Fundamentals
  • Semiconductor Hetero- and Nanostructures
  • 2D-materials
  • Oxides, topological insulators, magnetic materials
  • Devices and Applications
  • MBE in production and industry

Join our Team!

We have a great opportunities for candidates to join our team at DCA Instruments.  We have a wide range of roles available including:

Machinists and Specialist Welders

Instrument Assembly

UHV Vacuum Technicians

Mechanical Design Engineers

MBE Applications and Development

Commercial Roles

Our team, is based in an all new state-of-the-art facility on the outskirts of Turku (near the airport and close to Bus #1) and as our business opportunities grow we are looking to develop the next generation of engineers, scientists and commercial team members,  to support our customers developing the latest Semiconductor, Quantum and Battery materials and devices around the world.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Finland

To learn more and apply please send your CV to

Dual-M600 MBE with Automated Transfer System installed at The University of Sheffield

DCA Instruments has installed and commissioned the dual-M600 MBE system with automated transfer at The University of Sheffield. The custom-made UHV system features two M600 MBE chambers for III-V materials, a degas/preparation chamber, an analysis chamber for SIMS, and storage chamber (for up to 20 additional wafers). The automated transfer system (ATS) comprises a central distribution chamber (CDC) with a robotic arm to perform the wafer pick-up and placement. The robot is controlled by highly-sophisticated logic software that allows the user to transfer wafers to/from available chambers, as well as electronically mark wafers/holders in order to restrict access to designated chambers and avoid cross-contamination. DCA’s extensive testing of the robot transfer process ensures high accuracy and reliability. The ATS achieves significantly faster wafer processing and consequently maximises the efficiency of the system.

Ian Farrer and his team at The University of Sheffield will be using the DCA Instruments Dual-MBE System to conduct cutting-edge research into nanostructured materials (quantum dots & wires) with the aim of developing novel technology for quantum computing applications.