MOVPE is a chemical vapor deposition technique that produces single or polycrystalline thin films. As one of the key epitaxial growth technologies, it produces layers that form the basis of many optoelectronic components including mobile phone components (GaAs), semiconductor lasers and LEDs (III-Vs, nitrides), optical communications (oxides), infrared detectors, photovoltaics (II-IV materials), etc.

Featuring contributions by an international group of academics and industrialists, this book looks at the fundamentals of MOVPE and the key areas of equipment/safety, precursor chemicals, and growth monitoring. It covers the most important materials from III-V and II-VI compounds to quantum dots and nanowires, including sulfides and selenides and oxides/ceramics.

Professor Stuart Irvine, Director of the Centre for Solar Energy Research (CSER) at the College of Engineering, said “The publication of this book, which will be the new standard textbook in this rapidly developing technology, is very timely for Swansea University with the announcement of the Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Materials (CISM).”

This brings together expertise in semiconductor materials across Swansea University to play a major role in the growth of the South Wales Compound Semiconductor Cluster. At the heart of this cluster is IQE PLC which has built an international business based on MOVPE, the subject of this new book.

I am very enthusiastic about the opportunities that this publication brings in mapping out the direction of travel of MOVPE technology and I expect Swansea University to play a central part in this journey in the future.”

Find out more about the book Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (MOVPE): Growth, Materials Properties, and Applications here.