Acid Bench 80
|Acid Bench 80|
|Chemicals Used||Sulfuric acid (H2SO4)|
The Acid Bench 80 is a wet bench used for working with acids, mostly for etching and cleaning of samples that have had metals and/or polymers on them. It is considered a Metals class tool, so wafers with metal are allowed in the bench with some restrictions. It is intended for use with mixed materials and all substrate sizes up to 6 inches with the main focus being on piece parts.
- This tool was formerly known as Acid Bench 23 and was moved over from 1480A to 1440A.
- Bringing this bench online may require a shutdown of 1440 in order to attach the exhaust. Look for announcements in the monthly update
This bench is mostly used for beaker processing with a storage tank for leaving samples soaking overnight. You may leave a chemical soaking in the bath for up to 48 hours.
LNF Provided Chemicals
- Acetic Acid (C2H4O2)
- Aluminum Etch
- Buffered HF (BHF)
- Hydrofluoric acid (HF)
- Chromium Etch 1020
- Hydrochloric acid (HCl)
- Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)
- Gold Etch GE-8111
- Nitric acid (HNO3)
- Phosphoric Acid (H3PO4)
- Sulfuric acid (H2SO4)
- Bottle wash
- Gooseneck sink
- Overnight storage tank
- Wafer Size: any
- Wafer type: metals allowed
The Acid Bench 80 is designated as a Metals class tool. Below is a list of approved materials for the tool. Approved means the material is allowed in the tool under normal circumstances. If a material is not listed, please create a helpdesk ticket or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any material requests or questions.
There are several processes for this tool supported by the LNF, which are described in more detail on the Processes page.
In addition to these, this tool has a number of user-created recipes for etching a wide variety of materials. Some of these recipes are documented on Acid Bench 80 user processes. If you are curious if your material can be processed in this tool, please contact the tool engineers via the helpdesk ticket system.
Standard operating procedure
A reader friendly version of the SOP can be found with the link here: SOP Widget text will go here.
- Take the General Wet Bench Training, if you haven't already.
- Read through this page and the Standard Operating Procedure above.
- Practice with your mentor or another authorized user until you are comfortable with tool operation.
- Open a helpdesk ticket and request a checkout. Please specify the process and the size of your sample.
- A tool engineer will schedule a time for checkout.
- Complete the 1440 Acid Bench quiz.
- If you pass the quiz the tool engineer will authorize you on the tool. If not you will be contacted to repeat.
If you break an N2 gun or a DI water gun, please go back into the service aisle to turn off theinlet before making a ticket to inform staff