Measurement, Characterization & Analysis

The George Washington University (GW) Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC) provides equipment and services to aid with measurement, characterization and analysis.

Micromanipulator Probe Station

The Micromanipulator Probe Station provides a Faraday cage test environment for Current-Voltage (I-V) measurement. Features include:

  • Keithley 2614B SMU connected to 4 probes
  • KickStart 2 software
  • Thermal system provides a chuck with a temperature range from –25 degrees C to 300 degrees C
  • LabView programs available upon request and can be tailored to specific needs

KLA-Tencor Profilometer

The KLA-Tencor P-7 stylus profiler offers measurement repeatability for reliable measurement performance. The surface measurement system has a 150 mm scan length standard. The profiler's surface measurement system includes point-and-click operation and the productivity package to offer the easiest to use tool on the market with the features required by university, R&D, and production environments.


Wire Bonders

GWNIC provides access to the Kulicke & Soffa Model 4123 Manual Wedge Bonder and Kulicke & Soffa Model 4126 Ball Bonder. Features include:

  • Motorized table making available 'auto step-back' / reverse motion
  • Control of individual bond parameters
  • Large bonding area
  • Semi-auto, manual Z, stitch
  • Manual height adjustable, heated work holders

Filmetrics F20-UV

The F20-UV is a general-purpose film thickness measurement instrument that can measure films ranging from 1nm to 40um optically using a190-1100 nm light source.