jprovine at stanford.edu
Wed Oct 20 08:45:54 PDT 2010
i just ran into mary in the hallway, and she suggested that instead of
swapping the NH3, it would be preferred from a safety standpoint to swap out
one of the precursors. to me the perferred precursor choice is the W source
1) it is the least used
2) it has the lowest vapor pressure
the added effort for removing W vs NH3 is pretty minimal but non-zero. it
1) more time for cooling the source and jacket a bit for removal
2) an additional particle filter/RFO (since the one on the ammonia line
would still be intact)
that's it - otherwise it is like any other precursor swap.
additionally, if it wasn't clear from the previous email this isn't
something any of the users would be doing, instead i would do the changes
both before and after experiment.
as before, advice and assistance in moving this project forward is welcome.
On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 6:39 AM, J Provine <jprovine at stanford.edu> wrote:
> john et al,
> any further thoughts on this project?
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 5:52 PM, J Provine <jprovine at stanford.edu> wrote:
>> all lines on the system are currently being used. it doesn't have to be
>> the ammonia bottle. it could be one of the organo-metallic precursors (h2o
>> is no good because it is to be used for in situ etching of the GeOx that is
>> i chose the ammonia bottle because it has two valves for double shut off
>> and already has the needle valve and doesn't utilize a heater jacket.
>> so changing to another line (other than h2o) is fine, but it just trades
>> ammonia for an organo-metallic precursor.
>> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 5:34 PM, John Shott <shott at stanford.edu> wrote:
>>> Swapping ammonia bottles on a per-run basis makes me somewhat nervous.
>>> Am I correct in thinking that, at the moment, the Savannah is not using all
>>> of its metallorganic "slots"? Rather than breaking into the ammonia line,
>>> is there a reason that one of the other channels that has a currently-unused
>>> ALD valve, can't be used for the oxygen injection needle valve? In that
>>> way, there would be no hardware changes required between runs, the ammonia
>>> line doesn't need to be disturbed at all, and selection of oxygen vs.
>>> ammonia is controlled by the recipe.
>>> What am I missing?
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