Nanolab Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based analytical services lab, has purchased and installed new tools and moved to a seven-day workweek. Both DSIMS and profilometer instruments were added to the 48,000 square foot advanced laboratory. To keep up with the demand for quick turnaround services, the company has moved to a continuous operations service model for uninterrupted delivery of critical work.
Dynamic Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) uses a continuous, focused beam of primary ions to remove material from the surface of a sample by sputtering. Dynamic SIMS is extremely sensitive — able to detect fractions in the range of parts per billion — and is used to determine the elemental composition and levels of trace impurities and dopants in solid materials. Profilometry is used for inspection, surface measurement and imaging of substrates and works as a complement to the DSIMS tool.
“The new tools for Dynamic SIMS and profilometry,” commented John Traub, President and CEO, “continues the path we established in 2007 to accelerate growth and capacity in leading-edge instrumentation and facilities. Moving to a seven-day workweek cements our commitment to service and means our customers will not pay extra fees for expedited work through the weekends.”