Mr Willetts was in Oxfordshire to launch a major initiative promoting the county as a centre for scientific excellence and innovative technology, and took the opportunity to visit one of the UK’s leading businesses that is supporting the growth in nanotechnology based research and product manufacture. Oxford Instruments was the first commercial spin-out from Oxford University in 1959 and has a worldwide reputation for its innovative, high-technology tools and systems.
Veeco Instruments announced today that the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, purchased two GENxplor™ R&D Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Systems for its School of Physics and Astronomy. The systems will enable the growth of high quality, large area layers of graphene and boron nitride for advanced electronic and optoelectronic applications.
The miniature devices are composed of Oclaro's Opbext aluminium indium gallium phosphide (AlInGaP) and aluminium gallium arsenide (AlGaAs) laser diodes with externally adjustable optics. They also incorporate a Panasonic aspherical glass lens in a rugged modular anodised aluminium housing
When combined with red nitride or other red phosphors, arrangements also covered by these patents, CRIs up to 98 (out of 100) have been demonstrated. The firm's latest technology is also instrumental to meeting new standards such as California’s Quality LED Lamp Specification