Single wafer epitaxial reactors
with high growth rate produces high quality epi film.
Principled deposition technology
A combination of vertical gas flow and high-speed wafer rotation forms a uniform, ultra-thin boundary layer(*) above the wafer.
A thin boundary layer easily takes source gas in and exhausts HCl gas with centrifugal force.
As a result, the following reaction is observed, leading to 20 to 30% of high gas conversion rate which brings high-speed growth.
- 1. SiHCl3 → SiCl2* ↓ + HCl ↑SiCl2* generated through thermal decomposition is absorbed onto the wafer surface.
- 2. SiCl2* + H2 → Si ↓ + 2HCl ↑ Single crystal silicon grows on the wafer surface.
- (*) Boundary layer is an area in the thickness direction where the deposition reaction occurs above the wafer surface.
Advantages of High-speed Wafer Rotation
Faster rotation brings higher growth rate.
Gas conversion rate changes according to wafer rotation speed. As a result, epi growth rate becomes higher with faster rotation.
Source our company (HT2000FD)
|Heating method||Resistance heating from backside|
|Process temperature||800 - 1,150℃|
|Rotation speed||300 - 900rpm|
|Pressure||93(700) - 13.3(100)kPa(Torr)|
|Gases||SiHCl3, SiH2Cl2, H2, HCl|
|Outer dimension (Main frame)||1,396mm(W) × 2,276mm(D) × 2,350mm(H)|
|About 2,300 kg||約2,300Kg|
Epitaxial growth systems are process that form a layer of monocrystalline material on a silicon wafer along a uniform crystalline direction. NuFlare Technology released CVD system 「EPIREVO™ S6」 、「EPIREVO™ S8」 for silicon carbide(SiC) devices and 「EPIREVO™ G8」 for gallium-nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) devices. Those systems are developed by high-speed wafer rotation technology of Si epitaxial growth system 「HT2000FD」.