Recent research projects completed or underway in the MFF with a link to the faculty member primarily responsible are listed below.
- Fabrication of silicon-on-insulator CMOS with backgate electrodes for threshold voltage control in low-power circuits. N.G. Tarr
- Fabrication of heterostructure pMOSFETs using pure pseudomorphic Ge channels.
(Ge deposition carried out at NRC). N.G. Tarr
- Development of a process for platinum salicidation of MOSFET source/ drain regions. T.J. Smy
- Fabrication of pseudomorphic SiGe alloy base HBTs to study bandgap narrowing in heavily-doped SiGe alloy bases. (SiGe deposition carried out at NRC). N.G. Tarr
- Fabrication of a silicon "optical bench" using Fresnel lenses fabricated by micromachining techniques. B.A Syrett
- Study of fundamental thin film growth phenomena, in particular the deposition of refractory metals using directed deposition techniques. T.J. Smy
- Study of boron diffusion through 10 nm gate oxides from in-situ doped p+ poly gates. N.G. Tarr
- Investigation of high temperature Al reflow and deposition techniques for via/contact filling.
- Experimental analysis and modeling of dry etching processes for fabrication of small topographies for VLSI and micromachining. T.J. Smy
- Experimental support of Monte Carlo 2D and 3D modeling of thin film deposition/etching processes for VLSI backend processing using the SIMBAD simulator. T.J. Smy