CVD Equipment Corporation has announced the next phase in its industrial partnership with Penn State University to advance 2D crystal device development.

The promise of emerging 2D materials, including graphene, boron nitride, and transition metal dichalcogenides, for revolutionizing the semiconductor and electronic device industries is reinforced by this platform award from the National Science Foundation.

“The user facility at PSU will aim to synthesize 2D crystals for use in faster, more energy efficient, and flexible electronics,” CVD confirmed in a statement. The company will contribute through supply and development of equipment required for synthesizing the 2D materials at wafer scale.

“We are pleased to continue to benefit from the industrial perspective and specialized equipment manufacturing expertise that CVD Equipment Corporation brings as part of our ongoing collaboration.”

Joan Redwing, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, will lead the consortium with a goal to advance the state-of-the-art in crystal growth of 2D materials over wafer-scale areas.

“We are pleased to continue to benefit from the industrial perspective and specialized equipment manufacturing expertise that CVD Equipment Corporation brings as part of our ongoing collaboration,” said Redwing.

The National Science Foundation’s Materials Innovation Platform (MIP) recently announced that it has awarded Penn State University (PSU) $17.8M payable over five years. This award will fund a national user facility, based at PSU’s Materials Research Institute, for developing new materials for next generation electronics.