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Veeco Announces Winners Of “Energy Innovation” Research Grants

USA, Canada and UK receive sponsorship with projects involving SPM characterization on pholtovoltaic materials

Veeco Instruments a global provider of scanning probe microscopes (SPM) to the compound semiconductor industry and research institutions announces the winners of the second phase of the Veeco Labs Research Grant Program, "Energy Innovation."

The grant program was created to enhance collaboration between Veeco and scientists in the SPM community.

The “Energy Innovation" project concentrates on speeding up development, characterization and improving yields using SPM techniques. The particular materials/devices investigated included solar cells, thermovoltaics and LEDs.

The proposals were judged using a wide range of technical criteria by a panel of Veeco scientists.

The winning recipients of Veeco's Electronics Module Packages, (which can be worth as much as $27,500 each depending upon module type), include the following :

Scanning Capacitance Microscopy/Photovoltaic Generation"                                                                          Rolf Crook, Simon Connell, and Stephen Evans (University of Leeds)

"Combinatorial Microscopies for the Characterization of Photovoltaic Materials"                                   Christopher M. Yip and Timothy P. Bender (University of Toronto)

"We thank all those who applied, and are pleased to congratulate those who won this second phase of the Veeco Labs Research Grants", remarked Stephen Minne, Senior Director of Applications Development of Veeco's AFM Business. “

“Energy research is an area of utmost importance in today's world, and it is an area where electrical and mechanical nanotechnologies are proving to be integral in making the necessary advances. AFM's role as an advanced microscopic technique will not only prove to be enabling in this field, but transformational. It is very rewarding for Veeco to be sponsoring this important research."
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