The map of a wafer which was deposited with Silica spheres of various sizes.
SPOT PROBLEMS QUICKLY. The Silica Leopard Contamination Standard (SLCS) is used to calibrate instruments which size and detect particles over a range of values, on the surface of bare silicon wafers. Use it to characterize particles common to your process.
Silica Leopard Contamination Standard (SLCS) Product Description
Utilizing spot depositions, VLSI Standards places distinct groups of silica spheres onto the surface of bare silicon wafers. Standards are made containing a choice of 2 to 8 homogenous spots. VLSI Standards supplies Silica Contamination Standards with a variety of sphere sizes in the range of 32 nm up to 1.5 micron.
Each spot is approximately 20 mm in diameter and contains up to 12,000.
The Leopard Contamination Standard is designed to calibrate particle size, and not particle count. Background contamination is kept at an extremely low level.
Silica Contamination Standards (SCS) Product Specifications
SEMI Specification Silicon Wafers
300 mm and 450 mm diameter silicon wafers
2 to 8
From 32 nm up to 1.5 micron*
*Sizes in other ranges may be available. Please check with VLSI Standards.