"Since the new SAFC Hitech offering was launched in July 2007, we have been actively building on our core competencies in the supply of advanced chemistries to the silicon and compound semiconductor markets to expand into other areas in which we see significant commercial potential," added Dr. Geoff Irvine, Director, Commercial Development and Marketing, SAFC Hitech. "With our new high-purity halides, we are reinforcing our offer with value-add services designed to improve our customers' throughput, reduce total cost of ownership and address environmental concerns. SAFC Hitech can blend halide compositions, package materials to customizable customer specifications and provide a reprocessing service to remove off-cut thallium doped material and repurify the materials."
Irvine continued, saying, "Looking ahead, we anticipate an increase in demand for rare earth halides as the technology for crystal growth continues to improve. For example, in Radioactive Isotope Identification Devices (RIIDs), which are hand-held security detectors, cerium-doped lanthanum bromide [LaBr(3):Ce] shows a higher resolution of several radioactive isotopes and detects these materials more efficiently than thallium doped sodium iodide."
Lanthanum and cerium bromides [LaBr(3)] and [CeBr(3)] are available
from SAFC Hitech, as well as barium, strontium and europium halides in
addition to thallium, sodium and cesium iodides as part of their Crystal
Growth Halides premiere product offer. "We have a broader portfolio of high
purity halides available in addition to our premier products and would like
to partner with leaders in the crystal growth community to deliver
solutions that employ thes
|SOURCE Sigma-Aldrich Group|
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