Semimetrics, Kings Langley HERTS, UK
Typically our clients are working in research or manufacturing of advanced semiconductor materials for integrated circuits or optoelectronic devices. Recently photovoltaic solar energy conversion and thermoelectric materials have become an important part of our activities.
Our experience and proven solutions include the measurement of majority carrier properties (such as resistivity, carrier concentration, mobility, effective mass, trapping) and minority carrier properties (such as minority carrier lifetime, diffusion length, trapping), in R&D or production environments. We also include associated measurements of insulating (dielectric) and metal thin film properties and film thickness and the interface characteristics between these thin films and the semiconductor.
When we use the term “semiconductor” today we mean it in the broadest sense. It can be the elemental materials silicon germanium etc, in single crystal or polycrystalline wafers or in polycrystalline or amorphous thin film form but it can also mean compound semiconductors or alloys of compounds in crystal wafers or polycrystalline thin films and more recently also polymer and organic thin films.
The methods we apply to these problems cover a wide range of technologies ( such as; optical, electronic, magnetic, cryogenic, acoustic, electro-chemical, vacuum etc) supplied by a number of partner companies around the world.
SemiMetrics find the solution first by working with the client, and then find the partners needed to supply the required parts to build the solution. We then offer proven solutions from our portfolio of projects.