News from the U.C. Santa Barbara Nanofabrication Facility.
NanoFab staff awarded Goleta's Innovator of the Year 2023
NanoFab staff member Demis D. John has been awarded the City of Goleta's "Innovator of the Year" for 2023! The award stems from the UCSB Nanofab's impact on the communities of Santa Barbara County and surrounding regions, in enabling cutting edge technology companies to thrive, which also enables many local careers in advanced high-tech. See the full announcement by the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce. //John d 13:58, 7 November 2023 (PST)
NanoFab Featured in Regional Tech Videos
The UCSB NanoFab is showcased as a driver of innovation and enabler of the regional high-tech industry.
See the videos here:
// John d 09:26, 1 November 2023 (PST)
CHIPS Act Award Announced to USC and UCSB NanoFab
U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal congratulates UCSB and the NanoFab on receiving a CHIPS & Science Act award, as part of the California DREAMS Hub (Microelectronics Commons) led by USC.
// Demis 12:06, 4 October 2023 (PDT)
JEOL SEM's Installed
Both SEM's have been replaced with new JEOL SEM's #1 and SEM #2. SEM#1 has the NABITY lithography system installed, and SEM #2 has always-on EDAX elemental analysis. Contact the supervisor, Aidan Hopkins, for more information.
// John d 18:31, 20 September 2023 (PDT)
Wide FOV Microscope Installed
We have installed an AmScope stereo microscope in Bay 4 for wide field-of-view digital imaging/capture, with >2cm of FOV currently available. Wiki page here: AmScope Wide Field of View Stereoscope
// John d 14:52, 19 April 2023 (PDT)
Loomis Scribe & Break installed
We have installed a new Loomis LSD-155LT Automated Scribe & Break Cleaving tool in the Back-End Processing lab. Qualifications are underway. Contact supervisor, Aidan Hopkins, for more information.
// John d 09:41, 16 April 2023 (PDT)
Dektak XT installed
We have replaced the old Dektak 6M with a new Dektak XT profilometer. This tool will provide robust, fast metrology for rapid in-process topography inspection.
// John d 10:41, 25 January 2023 (PST)
New Process Control data tables
We have added "Process Control Data" - data on deposition/etch repeatability - to a number of our highest used etchers and deposition tools. The datasheets are linked in multiple places, mainly on the Recipes pages for each tool, or on the general Recipes pages for Deposition Recipes or Etch Recipes.
// John d 16:07, 5 January 2023 (PST)