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Nanotechnology Centre, IBM research. German physicist Roland Germann (Manager Nanocenter Operations), with a silicon wafer, in a clean room at the Nanotechnology Centre at IBM Research-Zurich, Switzerland. Processes carried out here in these high-grade clean rooms include lithography, wet processing, wet chemical etching, thin-film deposition, dry etching, thermal processing, and vapour phase deposition. Other processes include plating, lapping/polishing, dicing and bonding, and polymer waveguide processing. Materials include semiconductors (such as silicon), metals, insulators, polymers, organics and oxides. Photographed in 2011.
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