Hybrid-MBE system installation at Penn State University

DCA has installed a new Hybrid MBE system at Penn State University this May. The system design facilitates the deposition of metal organic molecules and thus combines low energetic deposition techniques in a unique way, dubbed “Hybrid MBE”.
The addition of an R450 reaction chamber with linear buffer line was interfaced with Penn State’s established DCA Oxide MBE System. An additional feature of this system is the STM/ARPES holder transfer module, which allows a UHV vacuum suitcase to be docked to this module. This facilitates samples grown in the DCA MBE system to be transported to STM/ARPES systems not directly connected without breaking vacuum.