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Optical Science and
Technology Center

UIMF Nanotechnology Training - Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)

IATL 104

University of Iowa

Microfabrication Facility

Nanotechnology Training



Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is a “Nano” technology, allowing thin films of a few nanometers to be deposited in a precisely controlled way.

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is a thin film deposition technique that is based on the sequential, self-limiting surface reaction based on the temporal separation of two or more reactants.

Key Applications: high-k gate oxides, capacitors, solar cells, organic semiconductors, microfluidic, MEMS, Bio MEMS, memristors

Date and venue: Feb. 11, 9:30 am, IATL 104

Training details:

Lecture: 9:30 – 10:45 am

Outline: Intro. to Plasma and Thermal ALD techniques

                Overview of Oxford ALD Instruments

                ALD Processes

                Key Applications


Hands-on Lab: 11:00 – 1 pm (IATL 174)

Instructors: Shawn Xu Ph.D., (Process Engineer, Oxford Instruments America)

                 Aju Jugessur Ph.D., (Director, University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility)

Register here

Program details here


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