11-06/07 :: June/July 2011
ambridge NanoTech announced the delivery of its 40th Fiji™ Plasma Atomic Layer Deposition
(ALD) system. ALD is being used to enable high im- pact technologies, such as microelectronics, lighting and display, and energy storage.
As the leading ALD supplier to academic and indus- trial institutions worldwide, Cambridge NanoTech continually seeks new ways to advance ALD research and industrialization. The company introduced the Fiji system in 2009, delivering unparalleled flexibility and ease of experimental use. The system’s process versatility, advanced functionality, and compact footprint has made it the most sought after Plasma ALD tool for researchers and technologists who are looking to produce ultra-thin coatings that are highly precise, digitally controlled, pin-hole free, and per- fectly dense.
“The Fiji ALD system combines ease of use with a re- markable set of functionality that allows researchers to deposit materials under varying conditions, inclu- ding high and low temperatures,” said Jill S. Becker, PhD., CEO and Founder of Cambridge NanoTech. “Our customers also appreciate the system’s add-on features, such as the Wafer Plus module for larger samples, the Cluster module for automation integrati- on, and the High Temperature module for processing samples up to 800° C.”
Moreover, Cambridge NanoTech announced the introduction of Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) capability in their line of Savannah Atomic La- yer Deposition (ALD) systems. SAMs coatings are inexpensive and versatile and can be used in a wide variety of applications including control of wetting and adhesion, chemical resistance, bio compatibility,
sensitization, and molecular recognition for sensors and nano fabrication. Areas of application for SAMs include biology, electrochemistry, electronics, nano- electromechanical systems (NEMS), microelectrome- chanical systems (MEMS), and everyday household goods.
he LSM 780 from Carl Zeiss has been awar- ded the R & D 100 Award 2011. The LSM 780
is a confocal laser scanning microscope, featuring a high-sensitivity GaAsP detector, innovative software functions for single molecule and high dynamic range imaging, and a 355nm CW laser. The highly advan- ced detector almost doubles sensitivity, enabling researchers to image samples with increased scan- ning speed and improved image quality. More than 100 leading BioScience labs worldwide are using the advantages of the GaAsP technology already.
The LSM 780 laser scanning microscope with the modu- la LSM BiG, on the Axio Imager (left) and Axio Observer (right) stands from Carl Zeiss, offers maximum sensitivity for research in cell biology and neurobiology. © Zeiss