Capabilities

As new equipments come and as they are installed, we achieve different microfabrication capabilities such as lithography with specified resolution, SU-8 development, reactive ion etching, PDMS molding….etc. Some examples of these capabilities are listed below. This is not a complete list.

· Lithography with a resolution of 30 m using 2.8 m thick photoresist (Microposit 1828) and high resolution (3000 dpi) transparencies (no contact aligner) .

 

30 m minimum photoresist patterns achieved using a 3000 dpi transparency mask in our lab.

· Polymer Diode, Transistor and Light Emitting Diode Fabrication: Using semiconducting polymers, ITO and a metal layer, polymer diodes, transistors and LED on flexible PET substrate and glass substrate has been fabricated.

2.8 ”m thick photoresist pattern on Silicon as a master.

100 m thick SU-8 pattern on Silicon as a master.

PDMS mold formed from the master on the left.

· SU-8 Microfabrication: Using SU-8 2100, 100 m thick SU-8 micro patterns are achieved.

· Electroplating Ni/Fe films

· Patterning thin Ni/Cu electrons on PVDF film: 28 m thick polarized PVDF film, which is piezoelectric, has 100 angstrom Ni/Cu layer on both sides. Metal films on both sides of the PVDF film has been patterned.

· Patterning ITO coated PET: A transparent conducting material, ITO, has been patterned on flexible and transparent substrate, PET.

PMMA patterns as a result of soft lithography using the PDMS stamps mentioned above.

· PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane) Molding and Soft Lithography: Using photoresist and SU-8 patterns as master, PDMS molds are formed to be used in soft lithography or other applications.

2.8 ”m thick photoresist pattern on Silicon as a master.

PDMS mold formed from the master on the left.

No voltage is applied.

DC voltage is applied. Two orange LEDS are on.

· Cr, Au, Ti, Al (Chromium, Gold, Titanium, Aluminum) Thin Film deposition (Thermal evaporation) and wet etching: Using our NanoVak thermal evaporator we can routinely deposit these thin films with a deposition rate of 1-10 Angstrom/s. Since we have two sources, we can do consecutive film depositions without breaking vacuum.

· Oxygen Plasma Cleaning and Surface Treatment: Using our NanoVak thermal evaporator and an oxygen gas, we can routinely create oxygen plasma in our high vacuum chamber at different pressures and voltages. On the right picture, a generated oxygen plasma inside the chamber can be seen.

· Anisotropic Etching of Silicon with KOH: Using a heated solution of KOH, anisotropic etching of silicon have been achieved.

Anisotropically etched silicon wells shaped as inverted pyramids.

PDMS pyramids formed using the silicon wells on the left.

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