The scia Mill 150 is designed for highly uniform Ion Beam Etching and Milling of single substrates up to 150 mm diameter. Carriers or wafers are loaded via an automatic handling system. The substrate holder has helium backside cooling and can be tilted and rotated. Typical applications are the structuring of metal films for MEMS and sensors.
The scia Mill 150 can be used for Ion Beam Etching (IBE) with inert gases. Additionally the system can be applied for Reactive Ion Beam Etching (RIBE) as well as for Chemically Assisted Ion Beam Etching (CAIBE).
The systems are especially appropriate for research and development and low volume production.