About Laser Thermal

Accessible Thermal Measurements and Increased Customer Knowledge of Material Properties

Our Beliefs

Here at Laser Thermal, our work will be guided and informed by our
commitment to utilizing emerging technologies to provide simple,
accurate, and rapid measurements of thermal properties leading to
increased customer knowledge and productivity.

As Laser Thermal looks to define the future of thermal metrologies
and become an international leader in the field, we will hold on to the following beliefs:

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Commitment to Excellence

  • The little things matter: do them
  • Distill the difficult
  • Be an enabler of success

Do Good and Be Kind

  • Kindness matters
  • If everyone does a little, no one does a lot
  • Discussion is incredibly important, it can happen under the framework of respect and kindness

Succeed Together

  • Don’t have an ego
  • Trust the process and each other
  • Serve each other
  • Serve our customers

Innovation

  • Complacency breeds failure
  • Trying new things and failing is ok (and good!)
  • Be dedicated to growing (innovate yourself!)

Enthusiastic Passion

  1. Positivity is contagious
  2. What we are doing is exciting, show it!

The Data You Need Most, Made Accessible Now

At Laser Thermal we know that if you want to exceed your competitors with the highest-performing products, you need to quickly and efficiently understand the thermal properties of your materials.

But when your data is based on old, unreliable numbers or complicated workarounds, it’s hard to be confident in your results. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing accessible thermal property measurements of materials, interfaces, thin films, and substrates.

By utilizing emerging optical technologies, we’ll help you get simple, accurate, and rapid measurements of thermal properties, helping you get better data so you can make informed decisions and create reliable, top-performing products.
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Our Mission

At Laser Thermal, we’re dedicated to making thermal measurements easy and accessible, especially for thin-film materials. Using optical technology, we provide quick and accurate assessments of how materials handle heat, helping our customers understand their properties better.

Our goal is to empower scientists and engineers with the knowledge and tools to explore thermal properties from the smallest building blocks to real-world applications. We’re always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in thermal measurement, using a mix of different sciences and technologies like optics, machine learning, and design.

You need more data.

We understand how frustrating it is to do your job without specific, accurate thermal metrology data.

We know how hard it is to keep up with the breakneck pace of innovation when you’ve only got workarounds and approximations to rely on. Using your best guess–even at its most accurate–just isn’t enough.

At Laser Thermal, we get it.

As thermal scientists ourselves, we’ve spent years frustrated with the difficulty and just plain inability to get accurate, rapid thermal conductivity and thermal resistance measurements, especially for thin films. That’s why we created the SSTR-F: to make in-house thermal measurement easy and accessible to every company, every university, and every thermal modeling team.

Combining thermal transport, optics, materials physics, machine learning, AI, and intelligent design, we’re committed to helping you get the thermal data you need to fuel research and development, in-line metrology, and quality assurance.

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Getting started is easy:

1. Meet SSTR-F

Tell us about your thermal measurement needs and learn how we can help you quickly and easily measure materials with values ranging from 0.05 to 500 W/m/K.

2. Plug & Play

Forget weeks or months of waiting for results. After a single day of training, you can get reliable, repeatable data in just minutes.

3. Get better data

Armed with accurate thermal data, you can make confident decisions, reduce R&D time, and release better products.

Stop struggling to get data and instead elevate your company’s reputation and success with reliable, top-performing products based on accurate thermal data.

History

Laser Thermal, founded in Charlottesville, Virginia aims to push materials science forward by providing simple, accurate, and rapid measurement and analysis of difficult to measure nano-scale thermal properties, leading to increased customer innovation and higher quality products through better knowledge of their materials.

Born out nearly a decade of academic research and development in the ExSiTE Lab at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, Laser Thermal has revolutionized thermal conductivity measurements of materials, from thin films to bulk wafers and composites with a revolutionary innovation in thermal metrology, Steady State Thermoreflectance in Fiber Optics (SSTR-F). SSTR-F is a non-contact, non-destructive thermal property measurement system that facilitates turnkey, high throughput measurements for users without a background in thermal metrologies, optics or laser systems.

SSTR-F is being used to measure the thermal properties of thin films and interfaces for some of the world’s largest semiconductor companies. The company produces the SSTR-F (Steady-State Thermoreflectance in Fiber Optics) analysis tool, with several additional measurement tools planned for release in 2024 and beyond. SSTR-F measures the thermal conductivity and thermal resistance of thin films as thin as a few nanometers thick, the interfacial thermal resistance across atomically thin interfaces, and the thermal conductivity of bulk substrates, heat sinks, and composite materials.

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With validated measurements spanning applications in logic and memory, wide bandgap semiconductors, non-volatile memory (NVM), atomic layer deposition (ALD) films, and thermal and environmental barrier coatings, SSTR-F is reshaping the landscape of small-scale thermal property analysis.

Laser Thermal works with industrial partners, academic institutions, and various branches of the Department of Defense as it commercializes unique technologies serving cutting edge test and measurement needs. Alongside our SSTR-F instrument, we offer rapid turnaround for comprehensive thermal conductivity testing services across materials, interfaces, thin films, and substrates.

We engage in collaborative partnerships to tackle intricate thermal management challenges and develop innovative solutions tailored to your needs.

Have a project and need a helping hand?

Contact Laser Thermal