Equipment Type

Reactive Ion Etch (RIE)


Oxford Instruments


PlasmaPro NPG80 RIE


Plasma Bay


Gases: SF6, CH4, CF4, CHF3, Ar, O2

The Oxford PlasmaPro NPG80 RIE is an open-load medium plasma density system configured for fluorine-based etch chemistries, which can accommodate pieces to wafers up to 8” in diameter and 3 cm thick. This tool is configured with a fluorine chemistry to etch silicon, its oxides and nitrides, and polymers including photoresist and silicone elastomers.

The system has a 300 W 13.56 MHz RF power source coupled to a solid state matching network. The active electrode is equipped with a heater/chiller and is capable of operating at temperatures varying from 0 C to +80 C.