Nanoquest II Ion Mill

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Nanoquest II Ion Mill
Equipment Details
Manufacturer Intlvac Thin Film
Model Nanoquest II
Technology Ion milling
Materials Restriction Metals
Sample Size 100 mm, 150 mm
Gases Used Ar, O2, N2
Equipment Manual
Overview System Overview
Operating Procedure not released
Supported Processes Supported Processes
User Processes User Processes
Maintenance Maintenance

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The Nanoquest II Ion Mill is a...


Currently, use of this tool is restricted to users with high priority deadlines and who are assisting with etch rate characterization. If you believe your process falls into these categories, please create a helpdesk ticket. There will be extensive initial training and practice due to the limited documentation currently published for the tool.


  • Etch rates of <2 nm/min up to >40 nm/min for a wide variety of materials

System overview

Hardware details

  • Source Gases
    • Ar - 50 sccm
    • O2 - 50 sccm
    • N2 - 50 sccm
  • Gas Ring
    • O2 - 50 sccm
    • N2 - 50 sccm
Each gas can be delivered to either the source or gas ring, but not both
  • Pressure
    • Ebara EMT3300MK turbo pump
    • Base pressure < 10-7
  • Actively cooled platen with Dri-chuck mounting system
    • 100 mm and 150 mm chucks available
    • 5°C - 40°C range
  • KRI RFICP220 gridded ion source
    • Beam current up to 1500 mA
    • Beam voltage up to 1000 V
  • 3" dia RF magnetron sputter cathode

Substrate requirements

Material restrictions

The Nanoquest II Ion Mill 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 for any material requests or questions.

Supported processes

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 Nanoquest II Ion Mill 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

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Checkout procedure

Please create a helpdesk ticket if you have an urgent, high priority need for the tool and include as much process information as possible. A staff member will contact you regarding your process and schedule.


Process name