Air Products has partnered with the Sustainable Energy Laboratory of the China University of Geosciences Wuhan and commenced a joint R&D project to speed up the development of electronic materials.
The project will use computational modeling, which will allow for a better understanding of the chemical mechanisms for thin films deposition. The knowledge will help to select new chemical formulations to meet the requirements for future logic and memory devices.
Director for Air Products’ Advanced Integration Materials, Ed Shober stated that the company is accelerating the development of new electronics materials based on the requests received from its Chinese and Asian clients and industry partners by leveraging the China University of Geosciences’ computational modeling capabilities.
Air Products and the Sustainable Energy Laboratory of the China University of Geosciences Wuhan have developed a long-term research collaboration program since 2006. Both the enterprises have entered many research and development contracts and they have been successful. The collaboration has expanded the university’s research facilities and has also enabled Air Products to hasten the development of enhanced technologies and industrial gas applications.
Air Products was the first industrial gas company in the world to establish a domestic R&D capability in China. The facility currently serves high growth markets in China and other parts of Asia such as electronics and performance materials industries.