Nanotech West now offers the capability to thin samples down and polish samples smooth using the new PM4 lapper and PM5 polisher. The last polishing step offers a contamination-free colloidal silica environment for nanometer-scale final roughness. These processes would be excellent for preparing samples for bonding, eliminating damage after ion implantation, damascene-style metal patterning, optical surface preparations, creating thin layers of sample material, and reclamation of valuable substrates for rework. Wafers of 100mm or 75mm diameter can be polished directly, while smaller samples can be bonded to carriers for processing.

Contact Jay DeLombard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.




Please note that the Nanotech West Lab office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King day. The labs will be open but there will be limited staff engineering support.


Please note that the NTW office will be closed on the following days of the holiday season:

F 12/23

M 12/26

M 1/2/17

Many staff will also be taking (deserved) vacation over this time but we expect to have engineering coverage throughout.

We wish everyone a safe Happy Holidays!


Please note that the Nanotech West Lab office will be closed Friday, 11 November, in the observance of Veteran's Day. Lab spaces will be open as usual.


The Nanotech West Lab staff will have limited availability on Tuesday due to an offsite event (the Office of Research Staff Appreciation Day at the Ohio History Center). The front desk will be staffed for the day and the office open except between 0930 and 1130 AM when there will be no one available.