January 2018

HORIBA will be involved in the Hymet project mainly with two characterization techniques: PP-TOFMS and Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS).


Hymet project goal is to develop a European hybrid metrology capability for the characterisation of thin film performance and durability in energy applications. This will include the development of new methods to enable datasets from multiple measurements to be combined. These new capabilities will aid deployment in novel energy applications. 

March 2016

Combining plasma profiling TOFMS with TOF-SIMS depth profiling for microelectronic applications

Read our recent article showing the comparison of TOF-SIMS and Plasma Profiling TOFMS (PP-TOFMS) depth profiles of SiGe, metal silicides,  photovoltaics complex metal/oxide stacks, and PZT, published in Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B.

And discover the unique capabilities of PP-TOFMS as a fast depth profiling tool providing reference free semi-quantification and spontaneous detection of unexpected contaminants.

This article has been written in collaboration with CEA Leti, Grenoble, France.

September 2015

New article from our collaboration with University of Manchester:
I.S. Molchan, G.E. Thompson, J. Walton, P. Skeldon, A. Tempez, S. Legendre, Passivation behaviour of 304 stainless steel in an ionic liquid with a fluorinated anion, Applied Surface Science, in press, published online, doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.08.189

In this work, plasma profiling time-of-flight mass spectrometry is successfully employed for looking at the effect of immersion of type 304 stainless steel in pyrrolidium-2-one trifluoroacetate ionic liquid on surface composition. A reference free semi-quantification results in high resolution elemental depth profiles.

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September 2015

Come and listen to the presentation that will be given at the 20th International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS XX) in Seattle (September 13-18, 2015).

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L Van Puyvelde, J Lauwaert, A Tempez, W Devulder, S Nishiwaki, F Pianezzi, C Detavernier, A N Tiwari and H Vrielinck, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 48, 175104 (2015). doi:10.1088/0022-3727/48/17/175104






德国哈梅林太阳能研究所的Nadine Wehmeier女士在第六届国际光电能量转换会议上发表了题为“PECVD掺杂硼作为扩散源以研究其在硅基太阳能电池中的扩散和融合”的演讲。