RCA Research Operations

Department Number: 
4310

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Used to create a patterned layer of metal on a conductive surface. Capable of electroplating both 150mm and 200mm wafers. Plating height can range from a few microns to fifty or more. Up to 900 ma current.

University Tag Number: 
180730
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Greg Strommen
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
124A
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Camelot Dispenser dispenses adhesives and pastes (conductive or non-conductive) in precise patterns to join or protect delicate devices or assemblies

University Tag Number: 
171751
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126B

High-precision wafer probe station for device characterization and modeling Re-configurable for multiple applications: DC, RF, mmW, FA, WLR and more Excellent EMI shielding for low noise measurement Wide range of temperature options from -60 to 300°C and higher

University Tag Number: 
182197
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  • Greg Strommen
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Research II
Room Number: 
112

Performs electrical testing of packaged components and circuitry.

University Tag Number: 
171795
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  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126B

CheckSum Manufacturing Defects Analyzers (MDAs) provide the capability to quickly and easily test assemblies for common manufacturing defects such as incorrect, missing or misoriented components, and opens and shorts.

University Tag Number: 
171795
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
126B

LECO’s CHNS-932 Elemental Analyzer is capable of determining the amount of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulfur present in a homogeneous aliquot weighing approximately 0.6–1.6mg (2.0mg maximum). An aliquot is weighed and placed into either a tin or silver capsule in which it is appropriately crimped. During the analysis, the aliquot is dropped into a furnace held at 1,000°C. At the same time the sample drops into the furnace, a dose of oxygen is released into the furnace. This causes the sample to readily combust forming gases of COX, H2O, N2, and SOX.

University Tag Number: 
173106
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  • Frederik Haring
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
112

CMS-18 thin film deposition system offers wide possibilities for preparation of known and new materials and structures in the form of thin films.
Four magnetron sources allow preparation of various materials (metal, semiconductor, dielectric, metastable etc.) in a wide range of compositions and structures using deposition, code position, sequential deposition and reactive deposition processes.

University Tag Number: 
182200
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  • Greg Strommen
Location Description
Research II
Room Number: 
122A

The Lesker CMS 18 Deposition System (PVD 4) is a 4 source RF, 2 source pulsed DC sputter deposition system.  Each source can accommodate 3” diameter targets of maximum 0.250” thickness. Conductors are best suited for DC sputtering. Insulators are best suited for RF sputtering. Oxide/nitride deposition is also possible via reactive sputtering, by utilizing pulsed DC sputtering and careful gas flow control.

University Tag Number: 
182200
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  • Greg Strommen
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Research II - Clean room
Room Number: 
122A
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The preparation of coating formulations involves the dispensing and mixing of a variety of polymers, crosslinkers, catalysts, and other additives. Many resins and crosslinkers are relatively high viscosity materials and can be difficult to handle. Dispensing of these resins is accomplished through the use of disposable pipette tips and mixing by magnetic stirring. By using a disposable tip for each dispense, the chance for cross contamination is reduced and the need to thoroughly wash the pipette between each use is eliminated.

University Tag Number: 
169331
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  • James Bahr
Location Description
Research 1 Addition
Room Number: 
1226

An automated system for measuring color and gloss has been developed at NDSU. This system is compatible with all of the flat substrates generated by the CMRL. The on-board computer up-loads the data to a central database for easy access through a web based browser. Color measurements are made with an X-rite integrating sphere spectrophotometer while gloss measurements are made with a BYK-Gardner gloss meter reading at 3 different angles.

University Tag Number: 
173213
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  • James Bahr
Location Description
Research 1A
Room Number: 
1226