Savannah Atomic Layer Deposition

Nanofabrication Facility


Cambridge NanoTech




Cleanroom G07 LISE

The Savannah ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) from Cambridge NanoTech is a low- to mid-temperature (100-250 C) deposition system that uses surface adsorbtion of single mono-layers of reactive precursor gases to form single atomic monolayers of a variety of insulating and conductive layers, with good uniformity, almost perfect conformality, and minimal heating of substrates.

Deposition rates are typically rather slow, in the range of 3-6 Å per minute, but extremely high-aspect-ratio fill (20:1) is easily achievable. The process involves releasing alternating gas pulses of reactive metal-bearing organic precursors and oxidizing secondary precursors such as water, O2, or O3.

Available deposition materials at CNS are Al2O3 (aluminum oxide) and HfO2 (hafnium oxide), TiO2 (titanium dioxide), ZnO (Zinc Oxide), all using water as the secondary precursor.

A SiO2 (silicon dioxide) process is also available, and platinum is available with advance notice.

Contact Mac Hathaway for training and additional information.