Keithley Instruments has announced the formation of a partnership with Albany NanoTech Center, at the University at Albany-State University of New York (SUNY). Under the agreement they will share research information and work together to further the understanding of nanotechnology and optoelectronics technologies.
Keithley will contribute a state-of-the-art semiconductor device characterisation system which will greatly benefit several research programmes currently underway at Albany NanoTech. These include the development of electronic devices based on carbon nanotubes, molecular electronics, sprintronics and the development of gallium arsenide and gallium nitride-based optoelectronic devices like photo detectors, light emitting diodes and vertical cavity surface emitting and edge emitting lasers.
At the same time Keithley expects to learn a great deal from their information exchange programme. They expect to be able to apply this technology to future products that will benefit the nanotechnology industry. In turn, the technology will help the further development of technologies based on nanotechnology and assist in the more rapid implementation of nanotechnology into full-scale production.
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