NanoLab Equipment

Equipment Category – Chemical Processing/Wet Clean & Etch

HF Vapor Etcher

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The HFVE system consists of a reaction cell, a heated wafer holder, and an HF handling system with an HF storage container, in addition to an electronic control unit. The wafer temperature, modus of operation and process duration are set at the control unit.

First the wafer has to be mounted in the wafer holder and placed onto the reaction cell. Once the wafer’s temperature has reached the set point, the system automatically pumps HF from the storage container into the reaction cell. After the preset process duration is over, the HF is automatically drained back into the storage container and the reaction cell is flushed out with nitrogen, which ensures excellent process reproducibility. The wafer can now be removed safely, because the reaction cell is free of HF vapor. The HF can be used for multiple etching cycles.



  • Flexible and intuitive software
  • All the input are editable and all the output files can be used easily by external tools.
  • Wafer Size: 2″ to 8″
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