Nanoquest I

nanoquest 1

The Nanoquest I ion beam etching system is an ideal platform for etching single wafer substrates up to 4" (can be expanded up to 5" for a special configuration and performance). Configured with a high cooling flow substrate stage, the system can etch through a photo resist or other masks to produce patterned substrates on any material.

The system is housed in a compact one-piece frame with integral electronics rack to minimize lab or clean room space. High vacuum design principles ensure quick cycle times and low ultimate pressure performance. UHP Gas distribution ensures stable ion source operation.

The Nanoquest I system has a stainless steel frame with integral instrument rack, which houses a touch screen LabView interface to the PLC controller. Completely automated; pump down, gas flow control, and ion source operation, provides repeatable and reliable etching for your substrates.

Nanoquest Load Lock

Nanoquest I load lock

The Nanoquest I-LL (load lock) system uses a magnetically coupled rotary linear drive to safely transport a wafer, which has been mounted to a carrier platen, into the etch chamber. The load lock enables the user to achieve faster etch turn around times, greater run-to-run repeatability, and reduces generation of particulates. Water vapour is practically eliminated in the UHV design, along with process drift.




Direct water-cooled stageWater-cooled Stage

The chamber is a 20" diameter UHV designed assembly. The substrate stage is mounted on the door and it presents the substrate to the ion source at various angles and rotational speeds. The motorized variable angle stage has rotation and temperature control.



Multiple Configuration Options

glancing angle deposition

This system can be configured for ion beam sputtering or ebeam evaporation or both. the Nanoquest I is suitable for Glancing Angle Deposition (GLAD) for manufacturing of effective medium materials. Talk to Intlvac about purchasing a dedicated system or upgrading to a GLAD stage.


Nanoquest I Video

Nanoquest I Video

On Site at University of Nebraska

Nanoquest I at U of Nebraska

On Site at New York University

NYU Nanoquest I

Nanoquest I Brochure

Nanoquest I brochure

Key Benefits
thin film coatings

  • Compactly designed for clean room operation
  • Load lock chamber enables faster etch turnaround
  • Automated computer control features total system management
  • Stage offers variable angles and speeds
  • Multiple viewports for complete process observation

For more information about creating a custom solution for your application, contact or 1.800.959.5517

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