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We Plant a Tree for Every EMEIA Online Order

August 02, 2022 | By KJLC Blog

We Plant a Tree for Every EMEIA Online Order

We're excited to announce that we have partnered up with More:Trees to plant a tree for every EMEIA order we receive via our website from now onward. With our 'Place an Order, Plant a Tree' initiative we are supporting tree planting projects in Madagascar, Kenya and Haiti with more global projects on the way to combat deforestation. We want to give something back to the world in which we live in and help provide a greener planet for future generations. Be part of our journey and plant a tree with your online order at Lesker.com.

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New PVD 200 E-Beam & Thermal Deposition System Installed at Nazarbayev University

July 20, 2022 | By KJLC Blog

PVD 200 E-Beam & Thermal Deposition System Installed at Nazarbayev University

A new PVD 200 e-beam and thermal deposition system was installed by us in the newly launched micro-and nano-fabrication facility at Nazarbayev University. Among other projects, the research group is working on the fabrication of various field-effect transistors (FETs), microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) and other devices. The PVD 200 system will be used for metal lift-off processes and is equipped with an electron beam source and two thermal sources along with a load lock for fast processing. We're looking forward to hearing more about this project in the future!

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KJLC is Supporting RhySearch in Switzerland with Vacuum Equipment

May 25, 2022 | By KJLC Blog

Rhysearch

We are proud to have supported our customer RhySearch in Switzerland with equipment for their Ion Beam Sputtering of 2D Materials project.For this project, we supported RhySearch with the design and manufacturing of the complete vacuum system. The core of the project is the UHV vacuum chamber, which was manufactured and delivered by the Kurt J. Lesker Company. We also supplied most of the relevant equipment around the vacuum chamber, including motion manipulation parts, vacuum pumps, gauges, feedthroughs and valves.

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KJLC Installed Solar Panels at Pennsylvania Manufacturing Facility as part of their Sustainability Goals

May 10, 2022 | By KJLC Blog

At Kurt J. Lesker we are committed to sustainability and our environmental, societal and economic responsibility as a company. As part of our sustainability goals, we are ensuring the efficient use of energy throughout our business, including conserving energy and giving preference to renewable energy sources.

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Kurt J. Lesker Company Opens Dresden Germany Facility

March 01, 2022 | By KJLC Blog

Grand Opening

The Kurt J. Lesker Company is expanding!

The Kurt J. Lesker Company is proud to announce our brand-new office and distribution centre in Dresden, Germany. This represents an exciting next step in our expansion of the Kurt J. Lesker Company into mainland Europe, where we will be able to serve our EU customers with dedicated local support and fast delivery from our fully stocked Dresden warehouse.

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In Situ Recrystallization of Co-Evaporated Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Films by Copper Chloride Vapor Treatment towards Solar Cell Applications

January 17, 2022 | By KJLC Innovate

The Kurt J Lesker Company has been providing Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) systems to support photovoltaics (PV) research for more than 20 years and continues to support scientists globally to advance this critical renewable energy application. Solar cells work by using materials that absorb photons from sunlight in a broad spectral range and in turn effectively convert this captured light into free charges that produce electricity. Modern commercial solar cells are mainly based on crystalline Silicon, which is a cheap and abundant semiconductor[1]. In recent decades, alternative thin film technologies based on materials combinations including Copper indium gallium diselenide (Cu(In,Ga)Se2 or CIGS), Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), amorphous silicon and organic photovoltaics (OPV) have emerged with high efficiencies coupled with good cell stability, low manufacturing costs and come with the advantage of being a thin film, being both lightweight and flexible[2].

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Kurt J. Lesker Company Acquires KDF Electronics & Vacuum Services, Inc.

January 03, 2022 | By KJLC Blog

Pittsburgh, PA - Kurt J. Lesker Company ("KJLC") today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of KDF Electronics & Vacuum Services, Inc. ("KDF" or "KDF Technologies, LLC") through an asset purchase agreement.

KDF Electronics & Vacuum Services, Inc. will become known as KDF Technologies, LLC as of 12/31/2021. KDF will continue to operate independent of KJLC while leveraging some shared services.

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The Role of Spin in the Degradation of Organic Photovoltaics

December 01, 2021 | By KJLC Innovate

Organic electronics research has advanced rapidly over the past few decades, with organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) now being commonly available in commercial devices such as mobile phones and TVs. Organic photovoltaics (OPVs, or organic solar cells) have potential to follow OLEDs as a commercially viable technology, but a number of challenges still need to be overcome. A recent publication from an international collaboration, with lead authors Prof. Moritz Riede (University of Oxford) and Dr. Ivan Ramirez (Heliatek GmbH), has investigated the degradation pathways of OPV devices using a common organic material, C60, generating understanding which may prove critical to achieve long-term device stability. The complete solar cell structures used in the study were produced using a Kurt J. Lesker SPECTROS evaporation system.

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Backstreaming of Pump Oil Vapors in Vacuum Systems - Detection, Quantification & Mitigation

October 13, 2021 | By KJLC Innovate

Systems evacuated with oil-based pumps may be victims of backstreaming of pump oil vapors into the fore- line, vacuum chamber, and upstream throughout the system. The back- streaming referred to here is the act of pump oil vapors moving against the flow of molecules traveling from the vacuum chamber to the pump(s). In this case, we refer to these oil vapors as moving upstream, and eventually into the vacuum chamber. At high pressures, where the number of molecules from the chamber outnumber pump oil vapor molecules emanating from the pumping system, flow upstream is greatly mitigated. Oil vapor back- streaming is significantly more pronounced at lower operating pressures.

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Enhancing the Surface Properties & Functionalization of Polymethyl Methacrylate with Atomic Layer Deposited Titanium (IV) Oxide

June 07, 2021 | By KJLC Innovate

Mina Shahmohammadi from the research group of Professor Christos G. Takoudis, Full Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in collaboration with College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Kurt J. Lesker Company recently developed conformal atomic layer deposition (ALD) based titanium (IV) oxide (TiO2) thin film processes on Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) displaying excellent surface and mechanical properties for potential engineering, medical, and biomedical applications. The findings were recently published in the Journal of Materials Science.

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