Meet us around the world! – NAMBE 2018 in Banff, Canada, Sept 20 – Oct 5

Want to hear more about the latest results from fundamental materials and device research, technological applications and production with MBE? The 34th North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE2018) is the place to be in, next week!

See you in Banff, Canada!


Meet us around the world! – ICMBE 2018 in Shanghai September 2-7th

DCA Instruments will be exhibiting in the 20th International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy in Shanghai. This year, the conference is organized by Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Science. The exhibition gathers together the professionals in the field of fundamental and applied MBE research.

Come and meet us at the booth!

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Leading Provider of Fiber‑Optic Networking Chooses DCA’s MBE Cluster Tool with Automated Transfer System

A leading provider of fiber‑optic Networking places an order for a P800 MBE Cluster Tool with automated transfer system. The system will be optimised for III-V MBE growth and includes DCA’s patented phosphorus valved cracker source with phosphorus recovery system. Additionally the Cluster Tool features a hydrogen/regrowth chamber and storage chamber.

The automated transfer system is ideally suited for  production – sophisticated software provides preprogrammed sequences for each stage of the production cycle: loading, cleaning, deposition/processing, mask exchange, unloading/storage. Using these sequences, recipes can be tailored to automatically generate high-quality sample batches.

Optimised system efficiency is guaranteed with multitasking software, i.e. recipes & commands that require unrelated resources can be performed simultaneously or as soon as they become available.

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) to install DCA Instruments MBE system

DCA Instruments will be delivering a P600 MBE system to BUPT this November. The system is designed for high-quality III-V material growth. This will include DCA’s patented phosphorus valved cracker source and phosphorus recovery system.

Beijing’s Tsinghua University selects DCA Instruments as MBE provider

DCA Instruments will supply an R450 MBE system to Tsinghua University in September 2018. The system is specially designed to deposit materials under a partial-pressure and ensure reliable and high-quality results. The R450 chamber features both effusion cells and electron beam source for co-deposition of materials.

Multi-MBE (P600 & M600) system installed at ShanghaiTech University

ShanghaiTech’s first MBE system was installed by DCA Instruments this Autumn. This UHV system opens the gateway for researchers to perform high-quality material growth and develop complex structures.

Three growth chambers are connected to the linear buffer line; two P600 chambers, one dedicated to III-V and the other to II-VI compounds, and an M600 chamber, that allows co-deposition from effusion cells and two e-beam sources.

A mask/carrier exchange system prevents cross-contamination between the chambers and ensures the highest quality growth possible.


HZB for Materials and Energy recognized DCA Instruments as the top choice for high-quality MBE Systems

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) for Materials and Energy selected DCA Instruments as the best option for a new MBE System.

The custom-designed system will feature an R450 MBE chamber connected to a Cluster Tool Robot. This advanced capability allows users to automatically transfer of substrates between the process and storage chambers.

System installation is expected in Spring 2018.

Trinity College Dublin announces DCA Instruments to provide bespoke Multi-MBE/Sputter Deposition System

DCA Instruments won the competitive contract for the new Multi-MBE/Sputter deposition system at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).

This versatile and complex system is to include two R450 Sputter chambers, a pulsed laser deposition chamber (PLD 500), an R450 MBE reactor, and a Cluster Tool Robot for automated substrate transfer.

System installation is expected in Spring 2018.


Top Chinese University USTC to install DCA Instruments Multi-MBE System

In Autumn 2017, the first of two MBE installations will take place at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). The first part includes a P600 reactor with linear buffer chamber. The second part will see a further two reactors, an M600 and R450, as well as an Oxygen Delivery System (ODS) installed by the end of the year.

DCA Instruments wins competitive bid for University of Sheffield MBE System

DCA Instruments succeeded in demonstrating its high-quality and cost-effective MBE systems and technologies was the best option for University of Sheffield (UoS).  A state-of-the-art Dual-MBE Cluster Tool system with automated substrate transfer capabilities will be installed in the Spring 2018.