AXIC, Inc. was founded in 1980 as a company to develop surface science equipment for the semiconductor, electronics, and general scientific community. Initial developments focused on x-ray and electron beam analysis of surfaces for compositional and film thickness analysis. These developments lead to the introduction of a stand alone x-ray fluorescence unit which was easily operated by fab personnel for the measurement of film composition and thickness. AXIC, Inc. now produces 3 XRF systems for coatings analysis in both development and production applications for the semiconductor, magnetic, and superconductor industries.
In 1992, AXIC entered the market of producing laser based reflectometers for the measurement of film thickness, index of refraction, and film absorption properties of transparent/translucent films for the semiconductor, optical and magnetics industries.
Shortly after, AXIC commenced the manufacture of plasma tools for cleaning, photoresist stripping, reactive ion etch (RIE), and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD). Today these offerings include the MultiMode HF8, PlasmaStar, and BenchMark 800-II. Units are ideally suited for research and development and small scale productions. The plasma tools can be configured in various ways to meet the end users’ specific requirements.
Cryofab, Inc. is a cryogenics company and a key vendor in the global cryogenic equipment marketplace. We manufacture and service cryogenic storage and accessories, offering custom as well as standard fabrications to customers worldwide. We offer a wide range of cryogenic containers: tanks, dewars, vessels, as well as hoses, and valves of all sizes allowing for the safe storage and transportation of all cryogenic gases. Our cryogenic dewars are capable of storing and transporting liquid helium, liquid argon, liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen, liquid hydrogen, and liquid natural gas (LNG).
Cryofab offers ASME, DOT, TPED, PED and ADR products. Our in-house cryogenic engineering experts can assist with product development of OEM or private label fabrication of cryogenic tanks, whether it be prototype or productions runs, for industrial, laboratory, medical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, superconductivity, semiconductor, or even homecare applications.
Cryocomp, Inc, a division of Cryofab, specializes in vacuum valves, vacuum relief valves, pipe- and tube-sized bayonet assemblies, vapor vents and heaters, and helium control valves. Our Cryogenics equipment technicians are also available to repair your cryogenic storage tanks, hoses, & valves.
Since 1983, HYPRES has been engaged in the development and commercialization of superconducting microelectronics. Superconducting integrated circuits (ICs) represent a significant advance over existing semiconductor technologies. HYPRES has established world-leadership in superconducting technology and is the premier commercial supplier of primary voltage standard circuits used in metrology laboratories worldwide.
HYPRES was founded in 1983 and has since been active in advanced R&D programs while developing the second generation IC technology for superconductive electronics. This includes a reliable all-refractory niobium IC process that resolves the materials-related issues that had limited progress in the IBM Josephson computer program. In addition, a new logic family is now applied that takes full advantage of the intrinsic properties of superconductors and enables gate speeds approaching 1,000 GHz (770 GHz demonstrated in the laboratory).
The company is located in Elmsford, NY, and includes a complete superconducting integrated circuit fabrication line. The facility is totally self-sufficient and includes thin film and photolithography processing and support functions covering CAD, device testing, and cryogenics development. Our staff is expert in circuit design, circuit fabrication, packaging, and cryogenics. In addition to capabilities in superconductivity, other HYPRES technologies enable advanced microfabrication processes which lead to unique micromachined sensors for the detection of infrared and millimeter wave radiation without cooling.
At Johnsen Ultravac (JUV), a Division of Johnsen Machine Company Limited we strive to build the highest quality, most reliable, vacuum equipment available anywhere. Our vacuum equipment delivers total value to our global customers in terms of payback, low maintenance, flexibility and durability.
If your materials research requires an ultra high vacuum chamber it may be of interest to know that our UHV chambers routinely operate in the 5 x 10E-11 Torr base pressure range.
If your research requires complex 6-axis XYZ manipulators or Linear translators JUV offers the widest range in UHV instrumentation. With optional electron beam heating and Helium cooled cryostats our modular sample holder arrangements are leading the industry in temperature range (10° K to 1,500° K), motion, accuracy and repeatability.
If Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation is your interest the JUV SRI Product line for Light Sources includes Monochromators for X-ray Beam lines, Front-ends, Photon and Safety Shutters. Other SRI products include Collimators, Mask assemblies, Mirror chambers and Safety Shutters.
If your research is in Electro-photonic, Opto-electronics or Semi-conductor devices the JUV 6000 series combine the latest E-Beam Evaporation, ECR-CVD and ICP-CVD deposition technology.
If your research is in Materials Science, Nano Technology or Super Conductivity the JUV 6100 series combine the latest in RF-DC Sputtering, RF-ICP Plasma Spray and Pulsed LASER (PLD) deposition technology.
If you require products for testing of Satellite Instruments such as IR Sensors our products for the Aerospace Industry include Blackbodies, Bench coolers and Space Simulation Systems.
Also, with our staff of engineers with vacuum and cryogenic experience JUV leads the industry in CUSTOM design and manufacturing capabilities. Why not put the JUV team to work for you.
PHASIS is a spin-off company of the University of Geneva, which is a renowned academic research institution in the fields of thin film technology, and ferroelectric and superconducting materials. The University of Geneva is also the home institution of MaNEP, the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research Materials with Novel Electronic Properties.
PHASIS activities are concentrated on the production and distribution of gold substrates, epitaxial gold thin films and epitaxial PZT thin films for both academic and industrial research, and practical applications. Surrounded with excellent know-how and research expertise, PHASIS has a strong commitment to applied research.
PHASIS is involved in several applied research projects with both academic and industrial partners. For example, PHASIS is interested in the use of new materials to bring new insights in the field of gas sensors. Moreover, the flexibility of PHASIS’ equipment allows the production of thin films with tailored properties.
Surface quality control is a perpetual challenge. PHASIS provides local probe surface analysis using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and/or Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM).
PHASIS is therefore very open to any special request.
Tristan Technologies was first created in 1991 by former principals of San Diego superconducting companies Biomagnetic Technologies (BTi) and S.H.E. Corporation. Tristan Technologies was subsequently sold to ‘Conductus’, Sunnyvale, in 1993, and became its Instrument & Systems Division in San Diego. This division closed in July 1997, and several employees reformed Tristan Technologies in August 1997. As part of the reformation, Tristan acquired from Conductus the rights to the iMAG® product line and associated product lines, and continues to manufacture the iMAG® series LTS and HTS SQUID systems as standard products and as parts of custom cryogenic measurement systems.
The SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) is the world’s most sensitive magnetic flux detector. It is often referred to as a cryogenic or superconducting magnetometer, and indeed the measurement of extremely small magnetic fields is one of its most important applications. However, the scope of the SQUID’s usefulness extends far beyond simple field measurements. Almost any low frequency electric or magnetic signal that can be converted into a corresponding magnetic flux signal will be detected at a greater level of sensitivity with a SQUID than with any other instrument. Applications of SQUID systems have ranged from the investigation of magnetic and electronic properties of materials to the search for geothermal energy sources, from studies of paleomagnetism to biomagnetic research and from the measurement of millikelvin temperatures to the detection and characterization of subsurface magnetic structures on land and at sea.
Tristan’s strength is in the design and manufacture of laboratory and custom SQUID systems. Tristan’s standard product line of SQUID instrumentation is the widest available for scientific laboratory applications. Custom SQUID magnetometers supplied by Tristan personnel include the first commercial high temperature SQUID magnetometer and gradiometer, liquid helium scanning SQUID microscopes with 2 µm resolution (the world’s first magnetic microscope) and 100+ channel biomagnetometers for medical applications.
XIA LLC invents, develops and markets advanced digital data acquisition and processing systems for x-ray, gamma-ray, and other radiation detector applications in university research, national laboratories and industry.
Our x-ray spectroscopy products used in materials research span the range from low cost OEM cards for handheld and benchtop XRF to rack mounted and standalone modules for ultra-high rate counting systems at synchrotrons beam-lines and elsewhere. Our high-rate multi-channel digital signal processors offer fast scanning and list mode data collection for 2D elemental mapping and custom time dependent applications. At the top of the range, the FalconX modules provide several million counts-per-second data output with relatively low dead-time. All of our spectroscopy products incorporate proprietary signal detection and pile-up inspection routines to maximize the output of useful data.
As a pioneer of FPGA based digital signal processing, XIA has a strong R&D component that undertakes advance product R&D, SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant research, and contract R&D to develop custom designs for our customers.