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MOCVD Reactor
Physical Vapor Transport of SiC/AlN
Crystal Growth of Semiconductors
Rapid Thermal Processing
Thermal Management
Electro-Magnetic Stabilization
Micro-Systems
NASA Micro-Gravity Processing
Industrial Equipment
Bio-Medical Devices
Biological Systems
Design, Build and Install


Project: Design, Build and Install


We have designed, and supervised the fabrication, installation, and operation of industrial and research equipment.

In one project we designed a furnace for production of large UV crystals for use in solar blind optics. The UV crystals are produced by directional solidification (vertical Bridgman) from melt. The end-use requirements impose very stringent conditions on the crystal growth process, particularly on the allowable temperature variations in the crystal during growth as well as cool-down to room temperature. We developed a Simulator for this process, and used the Simulator to optimize the size of various components in the furnace. The result was a six-heater furnace which was then fabricated and installed at our client's facilities.

The figures above show the result of simulation output, a close up of the furnace interior, and the installed equipment.