The evaporation stack holds the source-drain shadow masks and substrates in close contact for thermal evaporation. This is crucial for device fabrication because the source-drain channel is the most critical feature on an OFET. For use with the high-density OFET source-drain evaporation masks (sold separately).
The key component is the lower support, which is milled from a solid block of aluminium to provide high-precision recesses for individual shadow masks and substrates, and allows mixing-and-matching of shadow masks within a single evaporation.
||75 mm x 75 mm
||2 mm (exc. bolts)
||Lower support: milled aluminium
Lid: stainless steel
Magnetic sheet: vinyl-laminated polymer resin with ferrite powder
||Radial design: 10 substrates
Square design: 12 substrates
The diagram below shows an deconstructed view of how the evaporation stack fits together. At the base of the system is the lower support, which prevents the thin and flexible shadow masks from warping. This support has recesses in which individual masks are placed with the substrates placed on top of them. The lid is used to bolt everything together into a mechanically stable system that can be mounted in a deposition system at any orientation. Finally, a thick, low strength magnetic sheet is placed on to pull the shadow mask in close contact with the substrates (note that this differs from the low density evaporation stack where the magnetic sheet is placed underneath the lid).
Holds the shadow masks flush against the substrates
Holds the substrates in position
Substrates (sold separately)
Up to ten substrates per mask
Shadow Masks (sold separately)
Mix and match masks with different geometries within the same evaporation
Combined Lower Support (square) and Substrate Holder
Milled from a single piece of aluminium to provide mechanical support for the shadow masks and substrates.
PLEASE NOTE: The magnetic sheet should now be placed on top of the lid, so that it can be taken off while the substrates are still secure in the stack, thus avoiding damage to the substrates.
To the best of our knowledge, the technical information provided here is accurate. However, Ossila assume no liability for the accuracy of this information. The values provided here are typical at the time of manufacture and may vary over time and from batch to batch.