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Adtec launches DC Generators!

Ever since we designed and manufactured our first RF Plasma Generators 30 years ago, Adtec has built a reputation as a world-leading suppliers of generators for semiconductor and related industries.

Adtec is now extremely excited to announce the launch of our first DC Generator!

A 20kW Bipolar Power Supply, the unit has been designed and developed by Adtec group company IDX, primarily for sputtering deposition processes. With continuous, pulsed and bipolar DC modes, and high speed arc detection and handling functionality, multiple BP020A plasma generators can be stacked to create a flexible, high power system.

Alternatively, combine with Adtec's extensive range of RF Plasma Generation equipment to power a versatile dual RF-DC sputtering tool. Get in touch to discuss a solution tailored to your requirements.

 

One Supplier. From Generator to Chamber. Now with DC Generators


We've moved! Adtec Europe now in Twickenham

Ever since Adtec Plasma Technology's European subsidiary opened way back in 2000, Adtec Europe was based in the West London borough of Hounslow.

After 21 years of fantastic growth and development, we have moved to a brand new home in Twickenham! Only a few miles up the road, Twickenham is a beautiful, village-like suburb of London. Right on the Thames, Twickenham boasts numerous cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars, with a bustling high street - and of course, Twickenham Stadium, home of English Rugby!

Only a short train ride from Central London, being on the edge of the city means we can have a large new workshop for our Engineering and Technical Support teams. In the coming weeks, a brand new mezzanine office level will be added. (Pictures to follow!)

We are extremely grateful to all our to all our customers and suppliers for your continued support - thank you!

Adtec's home of 21 years in Hounslow

 


Adtec confirms membership to NMI

We are pleased to announce our membership to NMI - Champion for the UK Electronics Manufacturing Industry.

Part of The UK's Deep Tech Hub, TechWorks, NMI Manufacturing supports the UK established Semiconductor industry.

We are very excited to join this renowned UK Electronics Manufacturing community, and at the opportunity to collaborate with innovative industry experts

 


RF Plasma Equipment - From Generator to Chamber

Through recent additions to our RF Plasma Equipment range, Adtec is now proudly able to supply your entire RF Power chain - From Generator to Chamber.

Building upon our long-standing expertise in RF Plasma Generators and Impedance Matching Units, Adtec now offers a bespoke range of RF Coaxial Switch Boxes and Cabling.

View our full range of RF products here, and learn how Adtec can be your One Supplier, From Generator to Chamber

#OneSupplier #fromgeneratortochamber


Adtec launches High Power RF Coaxial Switch Boxes

Adtec has expanded its range of RF Plasma Generation equipment by adding High Power RF Coaxial Switch Boxes to our line up.

A Switch Box sits in your signal chain directly after the RF Generator, and essentially acts a pivot point, dictating the "direction" of the RF power. This means that you can serve multiple chambers using just one generator; the switch box rapidly alternates the signal between the different processes.

Our Switch Boxes are custom designed, so get in touch to discuss your requirements


Characterization of a Microwave Induced Plasma Torch

Adtec's Microwave Induced Plasma (MIP) torch technology has been investigated in a fascinating paper exploring glass surface modification.

Cold plasma as a novel solution for cleaning Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) mirrors is an application we're extremely interested in at Adtec, and we are proudly collaborating with Cranfield University in our research. In experimental work conducted at both Cranfield and the Defence Academy, this paper instead uses an Adtec MIP torch to study surface energy modification of CSP glass, and demonstrates the ability of the technology to create super-hydrophilic surfaces.

The work, funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and Gooch & Housego, also allowed researchers to utilise optical emission spectroscopy to characterize the MIP torch, and deepen our understanding of the technology.

The full paper is available to read here: adtecplasma.com/…/Characterisation-of-a-microwave-induced-plasma-torch-for-glass-surface-modification.pdf

 

Acknowledgements 

This sort of fundamental research provides Adtec with invaluable insights, and we are hugely grateful to all researchers and institutions for their contributions.

Cranfield University (BENNETT), University College Dublin (FANG), Manufacturing Technology Centre (CASTELLI), Zhejiang University of Technology (CHEN), Defence Academy of the UK (BALLERI), Adtec Plasma Technology (URAYAMA), Gooch & Housego (Funding), EPSRC (Funding).


Adtec now offers bespoke Coaxial Cable Assemblies

High quality coaxial cabling is essential to efficiently transmit RF power from the generator to your load, or process chamber.

A coaxial cable is type of electrical cable, typically acting as a transmission line for high-frequency signals. The name coaxial refers to the shared axis of the inner conductor and concentric conducting shield. Unlike other types of shielded cable, the dimensions of coaxial cables and connectors are carefully designed and highly controlled; by standardizing a price, constant conductor spacing, coaxial cables act as highly efficient signal transmission lines.

Adtec now offers bespoke RF cable assemblies. Used in conjunction with our range of world-leading RF Generators and Matching Units, we can provide your entire RF power solution - one supplier, From Generator To Chamber.

Check out our full range of RF Plasma Generation equipment, now including Coaxial Cable Assemblies.

 


Adtec colleagues at Cranfield University publish paper in American Institute of Physics

Adtec is very proud to announce that our colleagues at Cranfield University have published their paper "Cleaning Concentrating Solar Power Mirrors Without Water" in the AIP.

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is a method of electricity generation that utilises vast arrays of mirrors to reflect sunlight to a focal point, superheating a special liquid to produce steam. Due to the typically arid desert locations of these plants, the mirrors become readily soiled with sand and dirt. Plasma offers a novel, innovative, and water-free solution to cleaning them.

This paper provides a fantastic introduction to the research, and offers fascinating characterisation of the Air Plasma generated by our Dielectric Barrier Discharge technology.

Congratulations to all involved!

You can read the full paper here

 


Adtec joins the European Research Association for Thin Films

We are pleased to announce our membership to the European Research Association for Thin Films.

The EFDS is a fantastic community of renowned specialists within the European Thin-Film, Semiconductor and Vacuum Technology industries.

We are hugely excited for the opportunity to learn from industry experts and collaborate with new partners

 


Dedicated Adtec RF and Cold Plasma News

Hello and welcome!

As part of our brand new website, we are excited to launch a fresh news feed, dedicated to our RF and Cold Plasma activities.

Here, we will discuss products, innovations, applications and publications - we have a lot in the pipeline for 2021, and we can't wait to share it all with you!

Our medical division, Adtec Healthcare, can now be found here. You can still find all the old posts in the archives of our news section.

Happy New Year from all of us here at Adtec,

See you soon!