Optical and scientific instrumentation for space or ground optics, stable structures, large scientific instruments
Boostec® Silicon Carbide SiC
Mersen Boostec's unique know-how in the design and manufacture of silicon carbide parts extends the Mersen group's range of equipment and solutions for extreme environments.
Scientific Instrumentation and Industrial Equipment
Mersen Boostec is specialized in the development of innovative products in sintered silicon carbide.
For some applications, the silicon carbide can receive a CVD (chemical vapor deposition) coating to give a completely non-porous high-purity SiC surface.
Space and Astronomy
Mersen Boostec provides SiC mirrors, SiC stable structures and also SiC focal plane hardware for telescopes to be used in space or on ground. Boostec® SiC is an ideal solution for instruments requiring exceptional thermomechanical stability.
Galvo-Scanning and Fast Steering Mirrors
Mersen high speed mirrors enable a game-change in the laser scanner industry through the physical characteristics, performance and cost benefits of SiC material.
It brings together two cutting-edge technologies:
- Boostec® SiC material combined with
- optoSiC® unique Know-How of optical laser scanner techniques and component technologies.
Mersen Boostec provides standard (galvo-scanning) and custom active mirrors from 10 to 500mm apertures, with a range of high reflective coatings. These products are distributed under the trademark optoSiC®.
Semiconductor and Opto-Mechanics OEMs
Mersen Boostec provides the silicon carbide ultra-stable structures that are now required by the semiconductor and optomechanical equipment.
BOOSTEC® SiC Solutions are used where ultra-precision is required, in:
- Semiconductor industry processes,
- EUV lithography machines,
- Advanced measuring instruments for optical surfaces,
- Ultra-high vacuum,
- Scientific equipment.
Continuous Flow Reactors for the Chemical Industry
SiC modules for continuous flow reactor is a technological breakthrough in the chemical industry. Mersen Boostec develops and manufactures high-technology chemical reactors for continuous flow systems in cooperation with Corning SAS.
SiC continuous-flow reactors cut down the number of production stages and improve the process's chemical reactions.
Heat Exchangers for the Chemical Industry
SiC heat exchangers lead to optimized performance and are the first choice for applications in the pharmaceutical and fine chemicals industry
An advanced ceramic with many key advantages
- high purity composition
- isotropic physical properties
- low density
- very high mechanical strength and stiffness (420 GPa)
- insensitivity to mechanical fatigue
- high thermal conductivity (180 W/m/K)
- low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
- exceptional resistance to corrosive and abrasive environments.
Mersen has held an 95.07% stake of Mersen Boostec since July 2015, and Mersen Boostec's main partner, Airbus Defence and Space, holds 4.93%.