New 1.25MV Implanter Arrives at Surrey Ion Beam Centre

A new 1.25MV Implanter from High Voltage Engineering Europa (HVEE) has been delivered to the Surrey Ion Beam Centre. This is the result of a £2,195,000 grant from the EPSRC strategic equipment initiative. The Instrument has been 2 years in the making and was delivered to the Centre at the beginning of February. It will take 3 weeks to complete the installation and a further few weeks for us to fully commission the instrument. We expect to be able to run the first user samples through the equipment shortly after Easter.

This new implanter will be able to take much of the existing load from our current implanters (a 2MV HVEE implanter and a 200kV Danfysik implanter). This will free up these two implanters for more explorative and time consuming activities that have been hard to schedule previously because of the high demand put on them, specifically for high energy (1-2MeV) implantation.

Several academic research and industrial companies working in semiconductor and quantum processing are already engaged with the implant facilities at Surrey and it is expected that the new implanter will allow us to satisfy the increasing demand of this kind of instrument.