Plasma Therm Versaline ICP Etcher


Plasma Therm Versaline ICP Etcher

General Information

Equipment Name: Plasma Therm Versaline ICP etcher

Location: 364 ERC

Max Wafer Size: 6”


System Information

General Description: The Plasma Therm Versaline ICP Etcher is a highly selective anisotropic etch system capable of etching a wide variety of materials.


  • A top coil is supplied with 2 MHz RF at 2000 Watts maximum and the bottom electrode is supplied with 13.56 MHz RF at 600 Watts maximum.
  • Mechanical clamping of 6” silicon wafer with backside Helium cooling.
  • Eight process gases are Cl2, BCl3, SF6, CF4, CHF3, Ar, O2, and H2.
  • Endpoint detection uses a CCD Camera mounted on the PM chamber lid. This configuration uses a laser emission aimed through a viewport to measure intensity and reflectivity changes in the process chamber to determine endpoint.

A wide variety of different sized substrates can be mounted to a 6” silicon wafer using Dow Corning 340 silicon thermal compound.

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Equipment Use Fees

Internal $30/run External $60/run
Staff time: $80/hour

Schedule Training 


Operators Manual