Dr Light: Matthew Escarra uses Angstrom Evaporator to harness photons

June 22, 2016

Dr. Matt Escarra is an Associate Professor at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and is an expert in all things that deal with light.  His research group works on controlling light through nanophotonics, harnessing light via optoelectronics, and harvesting the energy in light utilizing photovoltaics.

We recently spoke with Dr. Escarra regarding his work, and how he uses an Angstrom Engineering Nexdep PVD platform with an electron beam (ebeam) source.  “We use the machine quite a bit for depositing everything from metal contacts to semiconductor materials, optical coatings, precursor layers for new forms of CVD growth, optical metamaterials, magnetic materials, and more.

“We appreciate the flexibility of the machine and the support we get from Angstrom. Angstrom has always been very responsive and willing to help with technical issues, which we greatly appreciate.

“This instrument is a workhorse for a number of research groups in Tulane’s School of Science and Engineering. Please keep up the great work in providing support quickly, professionally, and with strong technical know-how. I’m glad to work with Angstrom.”

We at Angstrom are glad to work with Dr. Escarra, and are excited to see the innovations coming out of his research group’s lab.  Getting to play a role in the development of new technology, out of some of the brightest minds humanity can bring to bear is a large part of why we do what we do.

For more information on Dr. Escarra’s research, click here.

To learn more about the PVD platform he’s using, click here.

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