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Regular microwave booster for baking chips at 2nm

Regular microwave booster for baking chips at 2nm

Cornell University researchers have been able to improve an important semiconductor manufacturing process using modified ordinary microwave ovens. paper appears That microwave ovens can be used to “combine” wafer materials properly.

To get into more detail, the smaller the process, the higher the phosphorous concentration should be in the mixture for a major component of the semiconductor. According to one of the researchers On the other hand, manufacturers reach the maximum density of phosphorous; It would take an “abnormal concentration” of the semiconductor to function properly at the tiny 2 nanometer scale. As a result, manufacturers no longer consistently obtain the correct concentration of phosphorous baked in semiconductors. This is where new heating technology comes in.

Now you would think that someone might have put semiconductors in a microwave oven before, and they did. But the problem was that regular microwaves heated semiconductors inconsistently, just like lasagna. So the researchers didn’t develop a new process so much as they developed an improved microwave machine that evenly heats the mixture of phosphorous and silicon.

The idea came from chip maker TSMC Tom’s devices notesAnd now it has become a reality in the lab. In cooperation with the Taiwanese chip manufacturer and the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology, the scientists realized the new heating technology. It is not clear whether this technology can be easily scaled up and whether TSMC will use special microwave ovens. It is also not known whether food can be heated better, faster and above all more evenly using microwaves!

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Sources:
Cornell UniversityAnd the via Tom Hardware

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