Achieve increased uptime and lower repair costs with Veeco's ammonia-resisant, extended life sources. Available for temperatures up to 120°C with ammonia partial pressures as high as 1x10-4 Torr. Substrate heaters are also available for temperatures up to 1200°C and oxygen partial pressures of 1x10-4 Torr.
Using ammonia (NH3) as the nitrogen source is becoming increasingly more common due to the ability to achieve high growth rates and for its ease of control. Consequently, ammonia can dramatically reduce equipment lifetime. Due to hydrogen embrittlement, it is not uncommon for source and heater filaments to last only a few months. Therefore, equipment uptime is compromised, leading to shorter campaign lengths and high repair costs.
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