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There is an electrical probe station with Agilent Semiconductor Parameter Analyser inside the JWNC cleanroom. Outside the cleanroom, there is also a singificant amount of electrical characterisation tools as described below including full S-parameter test with on-wafer calibration and de-embedding capability and experience.

Commercial access to all these facilities is undertaken by Kelvin Nanotechnology.

Cascade

S-parameter Test: 750 GHz to 1100 GHz

Cascade Microtech M150 (up to 150 mm substrate capability) or waveguides with Agilent PNX Series Network Analyser, mm-lead controller and Virginia Diode extenders.

Cascade

S-parameter Test: 220 GHz to 325 GHz

Cascade Microtech M150 (up to 150 mm substrate capability) with Agilent PNA Series Network Analyser, mm-lead controller and OML Inc. VNA extenders.

Probes

S-parameter Test: 140 GHz to 220 GHz

Cascade Microtech M150 (up to 150 mm substrate capability) with Agilent PNA Series Network Analyser, mm-lead controller and OML Inc. VNA extenders.

Probes

S-parameter Test: 10 MHz to 110 GHz

Cascade Microtech Microchamber (up to 150 mm substrate capability) with Agilent PNA Series Network Analyser, mm-lead controller and Agilent VNA extenders. 100 kHz to 20 GHz Agilent analogue signal generators and oscilloscopes are available.

Probes

Semiconductor Parameter Test with Integrated CV

The Cascade Microtech Microchamber (up to 150 mm substrate capability) also has an Agilent B1500A Semiconductor Parameter Test system with integrated CV test card and variable duty-cycle pulsed measurement capability down to 10 ns. There are also 3 older HP Semiconductor Parameter Analysers with a range of probe stations for dc characterisation.

Probes

RF Anechoic Chamber

Glasgow has an anechioc chamber in a fully screened room with near field test capability from kHz up to 20 GHz.

Probes

mm-wave and THz FTIR

Two vacuum Bruker 66 vs Fourier Transfor Infra Red (FTIR) spectroscopy systems with a QMC liquid He cooled Si-bolometer and beam splitters that allow power measurements, polarisation and spectra to be obtained between 60 GHz and 18 THz (about 16 µm).

Probes

Near and Mid-Infrared FTIR

Two Bruker 70 Vertex and one 70v Vertex Fourier Transfor Infra Red (FTIR) spectroscopy systems with detectors and beam splitters that allow power measurements, polarisation and spectra to be obtained between 400 nm out to 20 µm wavelengths.