MiniLab 080 systems offer tall chambers ideally suited for thermal, LTE and e-beam evaporation techniques requiring longer working distances for optimum uniformity.
Techniques: Thermal evaporation // Low-temperature thermal evaporation (LTE) // E-beam evaporation // Magnetron sputtering
The MiniLab 080 standard configuration includes a turbomolecular pump positioned on an ISO160 port at the rear of the vacuum chamber. The vacuum chamber sits on a double-rack frame that contains all system control electronics and power supplies. MiniLab 080 systems are available with load-locks—please call for details.
The tools are ideally suited to evaporation techniques where long working distances are required for best uniformity, and where evaporant incident angles close to 90° allow for optimal results for lift-off applications. However, as well as thermal, LTE and e-beam evaporation, the tools can also be fitted for magnetron sputtering (commonly as a multi-technique system).
Substrate stages, usually at the top of the chamber, can accommodate substrate sizes up to 11” diameter. Substrate heating, rotation, bias and Z-shift are available, together with planetary stages and source and substrate shutters. Configurations range from a manually operated thermal evaporation system up to a multi-technique tool with fully-automated process control.
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- Modular design
- Front-loading D-shaped vacuum chamber
- Turbomolecular and cryo pumping systems
- Base pressures <5 × 10-7 mbar
- Metals, dielectrics and organics deposition
- Up to 11” diameter substrates
- Touchscreen HMI/PC for system control
- Equipped for easy servicing
- Comprehensive safety features and interlocks
- Cleanroom compatible
- Load-locks available
Available options include:
- Pumping: Turbomolecular or cryogenic high-vacuum pumps, rotary or scroll backing pumps.
- Gas/pressure: Manual or automatic control via MFCs and throttle valves.
- Load-locks: Single- and multiple-sample.
- Stages: Rotation, heating, cooling, Z-shift, bias and planetary.
- Shutters: Source and substrate, pneumatic or motorised.
- Operation: Manual or automatic via front panels, touchscreen HMI or PC.
- Process: Quartz crystal sensor heads for rate/thickness monitoring or feedback-loop control.
MiniLab 080 instruments are available in a variety of configurations. Typical setups include:
- Thermal evaporation (metals): Four-source TE4 thermal evaporation component with source shutters and rotation stage. High power TEC-4A power supply and controller with recipe-based automated control. Quartz crystal sensor head with PC software for rate/thickness monitoring.
- Thermal evaporation (metals and organics): Two TE1 thermal evaporation sources for metals and four LTE-1CC components for organics. Source shutters and rotation stage. Evaporation power supplies linked to quartz crystal sensor head and Inficon SQC-310 process controller for automated process control per user-defined rates/thicknesses.
- E-beam evaporation: Multi-pocket (e.g., 6 × 7 cc or 8 × 4 cc) water-cooled e-beam source with 5 kW power supply/controller and automated pocket selection. Source and substrate shutters, and rotation. Quartz crystal sensor heads with Inficon SQC-310 process controller for automated process control per user-defined rates/thicknesses.
Magnetron sputtering sources can be added alongside the above techniques.
All MiniLab 080 tools require chilled water, dry compressed air, nitrogen for venting (optional) and electrical power (three-phase for e-beam evaporation). Sputtering systems also require process gases (argon, oxygen and nitrogen). Exact requirements will be provided with quotations or on request.