CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., (Business Wire) – April 1, 2014 – (NASDAQ: CVV – News) CVD Equipment Corporation (“CVD”), a leading provider of custom chemical vapor deposition systems, announces today that its CVD Materials Corporation subsidiary is accepting orders for 300 mm size CVD Graphene grown on Cu foil using its patent pending high quality, low cost CVD graphene process technology. Samples in the 75-100mm range are in stock and samples up to 300 mm can be ordered now.
Leonard A. Rosenbaum, President and CEO of CVD stated, “Using our scalable graphene manufacturing technology we now offer material up to 300 mm. The images below show that our process solution can be tuned to manufacture very large (up to 300 mm) Cu grains on wrinkle free Cu foil to improve the quality of CVD graphene.
The left image above shows a 300 mm annealed Cu foil (without graphene growth). This foil was intentionally removed from our EasyGraphene™ system at 200º Celsius so that the Cu grains would oxidize at different rates, thereby becoming easily observed with the naked eye. The right image above shows a 300 mm Cu foil with >95% mono layer graphene growth on top of the large Cu grains manufactured in our EasyGraphene™ system. The graphene protects the Cu foil from being oxidized, as can be seen by the uniform pinkish color.
The 250X and 1000X magnified SEM images displayed below shows that our patent pending EasyGraphene™ system solution can be further tuned to manufacture ultra clean and uniform CVD graphene material on copper foil.”
Dr. Karlheinz Strobl, V.P. of Business Development of CVD noted: “We are pleased that our EasyGraphene™ manufacturing solution has transitioned into production. By demonstrating how easy, reliable and robust our CVD graphene production solution is, we anticipate that our EasyGraphene™ manufacturing solution will become the standard for high quality CVD graphene production at commercial levels. This should result in a more rapid commercialization of CVD graphene enabled products as our solution enables graphene researchers to focus their energies on graphene application development rather than graphene process development.”
About CVD Equipment Corporation
CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) is a designer and manufacturer of custom and standard state-of-the-art equipment used in the development, design and manufacture of advanced electronic components, materials and coatings for research and industrial applications. CVD offers a broad range of chemical vapor deposition, gas control, and other equipment that is used by customers to research, design and manufacture semiconductors, solar cells, graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, LEDs, MEMS, smart glass coatings, batteries, ultra capacitors, medical coatings, industrial coatings and equipment for surface mounting of printed circuit components. CVD’s application laboratory focuses on higher efficiency nano and nano to macro material manufacturing for a wide variety of growth markets, which are marketed through our wholly owned subsidiary CVD Materials Corporation.
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