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New diffraction grating improves efficiency and range in the soft x-ray and extreme ultraviolet

McPherson    |  28 Jul 2015

Efficient 10 to 1500 eV SpectrometerMcPherson’s SXR spectrometer, Model 251MX, is now available with improved efficiency over a wider range. A new diffraction grating is available! The new Gold coated diffraction grating is ideal for work from 20 to 80 nanometers. It joins the Gold coated 2400g/mm used at energies [...]


Development consortium targets smarter surface coating

Wordsun    |  25 Jun 2015

A smarter approach to applying advanced thin-film coatings to high value engineering products is being developed by Teer Coatings, Cobham Technical Services and The Open University. The collaborative project, which is co-funded by a £577,000 award from Innovate UK – the UK’s Innovation Agency – will develop a groundbreaking practical [...]


First Solar Achieves World Record 18.6 % Thin Film Module Conversion Efficiency    |  17 Jun 2015

First Solar, Inc. announced it has set yet another world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) module conversion efficiency, achieving 18.6 percent aperture efficiency for an advanced full size module. For the first time ever, First Solar has demonstrated a record module that is more efficient than the best multi-crystalline [...]


SCHOTT Offers Single Source for All Active and Passive Glass Components for Lasers    |  17 Jun 2015

Material and coating expertise allows for optimized glass components that have an extremely high laser damage threshold.SCHOTT, the specialty glass manufacturer, offers a full range of coated materials for use in laser applications. With more than 50 years of experience in developing laser glass and inventing new processing techniques, [...]


SoLayTec wins repeat and new order for its InPassion ALD from two Chinese Tier One solar manufacturers    |  16 Jun 2015

The new InPassion ALD user, which is one of the tier one player in China, will start multi cSi PERC development in its in-house R&D centre. Delivery is planned within this month.The customer which has ordered a second InPassion ALD, is a customer of SoLayTec since 2011. “Since 2011 SoLayTec [...]


Remote Monitoring Ensures Process Reliability    |  2 Jun 2015

Planning, predictability and process safety are concepts that are integral parts of an effective production environment. To achieve these objectives, a systematic approach is needed. Since 2013, Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, a manufacturer of vacuum components and systems, uses a monitoring solution in order to support its customer to achieve these [...]


FloTron™ X HR sets new standards in plasma OES, monitoring and process control    |  30 Apr 2015

Nova Fabrica introduce the FloTron X HR, a high-resolution Plasma Emission Monitoring system with state-of-the-art multi-channel process control.The FloTron™ X HR ( is a high-resolution plasma OES and process control system that comprises a UV-VIS-nIR CCD spectrometer with detector range 200-1100 nm and optical resolution better than 0.5 nm.“Meeting plasma [...]


Partnership with Thin Film Consulting to Offer IONIX® planar Magnetron Sputtering Cathodes    |  4 Feb 2015

Nova Fabrica are pleased to announce a Distributor agreement with Thin Film Consulting, to offer IONIX® planar magnetron sputtering cathodes in the Northern Europe.IONIX® planar magnetron sputtering cathodes ( offer higher target utilisation, application tailored magnetic packs, compatibility with DC, MF AC, HIPIMS and RF power modes. They can be [...]


NeuDrive Limited acquires FlexOS™ intellectual property portfolio from CPI Innovation Services Limited and secures major investment    |  26 Jan 2015

NeuDrive Limited has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of organic semiconducting material patents and the FlexOS™ trade mark from CPI Innovation Services (CPIIS), the commercial arm of the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI).In a series of related transactions NeuDrive has also negotiated patent and know how licences relating to [...]


Ascent Solar Partner, The Solar Cloth Company, Wins 2014 UK Solar Industry Awards BIPV Category Using Ascent’s Flexible Solar Panels    |  26 Jan 2015

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of consumer and off-grid products integrated with flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules (CIGS), announced the company’s off-grid development partner, The Solar Cloth Company, won the 2014 United Kingdom’s Solar Industry Award for Building Integrated Photovoltaic solutions for their product utilizing Ascent Solar’s panels in cloth [...]


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