Plasma chemistry modeling in a capacitively coupled plasma used for microelectronics applications. University of Antwerp
Numerical simulations of plasmas and their surface processes, used for microelectronics applications. University of Antwerp
Computer modelling of plasmas used for etching applications in the microelectronics industry (postdoc.beurs S. ZHAO, China). University of Antwerp
Computer modeling and experimental validation for plasmas used for etching in the microelectronics industry. University of Antwerp
Theoretical and experimental investigation of thermal AC analyses with applications in microelectronics Ghent University
The use of AC heat sources, who are varying sinusoidally in function of time, will be analysed. A first application is dealing with the spatial distribution of the heat transfer coefficient through the use of phase measurements. A second application involves the introduction of a fluctuating heat source in a focal plane array thermographic camera.
Study of the impact of thermal gradients on the reliability of metals used in micro-electronics KU Leuven
Recent developments in advanced on-chip and 3D-TSV interconnects lead to the introduction of thermal gradients during chip operation and reliability testing. Also, metal or Si-heaters for Si photonics applications require high currents leading to thermal gradients. Interconnects reliability is classically tested using constant current stresses at elevated temperatures. The interconnect failure mechanism triggered by these tests is called ...
Micro‐electronics for micro‐biology KU Leuven
Life is all about electricity. Certain species of living cells are capable of directly exchange electrons with the surrounding for their metabolism. This remarkable feature of nature has recently gained much attention as a key link for achieving a true circular economy. Indeed, these so‐called bioelectrochemical systems where electricity is supplied to the cells via solid state electrodes and circuitry result in many novel but more ...
Microorganisms can grow on an electrode and either give or receive electricity from it. This allows making better biosensors, or driving bioproduction processes with electricity. It is poorly understood how microorganisms actually interact with the electrical control used to drive the sensor or reactor system. Here, we wish to develop novel micro-electronic control systems and algorithms able to deal with microorganisms in terms of their low ...