Features & Specs

AT-400

The tool boasts capabilities that meet or exceed those found in other tools on the market, while being easy to use and maintain - at a cost well below what can be found on the market today.

AT-400
4”

UP TO

DIAMETER
SAMPLE
Variable Process
Pressure Control
0.1 to 1.5
TORR

UP TO

5

precursors

standard
HIGH
QULAITY

DESIGNED

for growth on small samples

ALL

METAL
Sealed System
Upstream of Sample
7"
TOUCHSCREEN
PLC control system

Precise

Precursor
Dosing with defined dose volumes
  • Chamber temperatures from RT to 350 °C ± 1 °C; Precursor temperatures from RT to 150 °C ± 2 °C (w/ heating jacket)
  • Smallest footprint on market (2.5 sq ft), bench top installation and cleanroom compatible
  • Simple system maintenance and lowest utilities and precursor usage on market
  • Streamlined chamber design and small chamber volume
  • Fast cycling capability (up to 1.2nm/min Al2O3) and high exposure, deep penetration processing available
  • Full HW and SW interlocks for safe operation even in multi-user environment


7"
12"
20"
28"



THE TOOL CAN DEPOSIT A WIDE BREADTH OF MATERIALS

MATERIAL CLASS STANDARD RECIPES RECIPES IN DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM CAPABLE MATERIALS
Oxides (AxOy) Al, Si, Ti, Zn, Zr, Hf V, Y, Ru, In, Sn, Pt Li, Be, Mg, Ca, Sc, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Ga, Sr Nb, Rh, Pd, Sn, Ba, La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd
Elementals (A) Ru, Pd, Pt, Ni, Co Rh, Os, Ir Fe, Cu, Mo
Nitrides (AxNy) Zr, Hf, W Ti, Ta Cu, Ga, Nb, Mo, In
Sulfides (AxSy) Ca, Ti, Mn, Cu, Zn, Sr, y, Cd, In, Sn, Sb, Ba, La, W
Other Compounds AZO (AL:ZnO), AxSiyOz ()A=Al, Zr, Hf YSZ (yttria stabilized sirconia) ITO Many others

System ships with several of the standard recipes pre-loaded in the controller

Exact mix of recipes TBD during purchase discussion

Process development support available for all system capable materials and user defined device requirements


Alternative to sputtering for TEM and SEM sample preparation available with AT-400 ALD system

Samples for electron microscopy often benefit from the addition of a thin film. It is typically a conductive material such as Pt, Pd, or Au. These conductive layers can help to inhibit charging, reduce thermal damage caused by localized beam heating, and improve the secondary electron signal.

Traditionally these films have been grown using PVD techniques. As technology advances, some types of samples are not served by PVD because the features that need to be coated are not accessible to line-of-site growth.

Researchers will benefit from having access to conductive thin films grown by ALD now that a system optimized for small sample conductive metal growth (with a price point in the same market as benchtop sputtering) has been developed - the AT-400

The AT-400 ALD system provides a solution to conformal, conductive thin films for 3D sample prep while also providing traditional 2D coatings that are currently grown using sputtering/evaporation. The AT-400 not only pushes the boundaries, but is also an effective replacement for current sample preparation processes all within a benchtop configuration at a comparable price point.


  • Stainless steel precursor bottles have an open volume of 50cm3 and are manufactured with high flow VCR fittings
  • Shutoff valve on bottle is available as a ball valve or as a bellows sealed valves. Bellows sealed valve option is now standard.
  • Bottles can be utilized at temperatures up to 200 ºC

The AT400 ALD system utilizes an advanced PLC/HMI control unit with a high resolution 7” touchscreen display. The user would have complete control over the operation of the tool, recipe generation, and sensor data all through the easy to use and robust control SW interface.

Custom

Standard

Custom designed sample holders are available as additional options. All sample holders made from 6061 aluminum for superior thermal conductivity and uniform temperature profile

Custom designed sample holders are available as additional options. All sample holders made from 6061 aluminum for superior thermal conductivity and uniform temperature profile

  • A standard AT400 can be attached to a glove box with a glove box adapter upgrade. The system is sealed to an open side of a preexisting or new glove box.
  • The deposition chamber and sample holder are completely sealed within the inert gas environment
  • Air sensitive materials and substrates can be handled and deposited with utmost confidence
  • 100% of the glove box floor and shelving will remain accessible after installation of ALD system
  • Further information available from our partner company LC Technology Solutions

Recipes can be written and saved directly on the touchscreen. A quick start recipe screen with default settings and fully customizable recipe input are available. Multilayer and multicomponent recipe control is also standard.

  • Remote communication
  • Provided with an ethernet connection, the AT400 system interface can be connected to remotely by engineers at Anric Technologies for remote troubleshooting and software upgrades. Upgrade can also be performed using a standard USB drive connected into the communication hub built-in to the back of the tool. Lifetime SW upgrades are included in the base price of the system.

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  • Precursor Bottle

    bottle
  • System Controller

    sliders
  • Tray

    drive
  • Glove Box Integration

    machine
  • Recipe Generation

    turbine
  • Communications

    network