Wet Chemistry

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Wet Chemistry
Wet-Chemistry Solvents-and-HF.jpg
Instrument Type Wet Chemistry
Techniques Wet Chemical Processing:
Acids, Bases, Solvents,
and Electroplating
Staff Manager Bert Mendoza
Staff Email bertm@caltech.edu
Staff Phone 626-395-4075
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Lab Location B211 Steele
Lab Phone 626-395-1538
Manufacturer NA
Model NA

Facilities

------> Note: Personal Protective Equipment consists of:

  • 1) Acid Resistant Apron (Green) - PUT ON FIRST, Remove Last
  • 2) Face Shield - PUT ON SECOND, Remove Second
  • 3) Trionic E-194 Tripoly Acid Resistant Gloves - PUT ON LAST, Remove First

Available Wet Benches located inside the Wet Chemistry Room:

  • ACID BENCH: Personal Protective Equipment required to be worn.
  • BASE/CAUSTIC BENCH: Personal Protective Equipment required to be worn.
  • ELECTROPLATING BENCH: Double Nitrile Gloves and Safety Glasses required to be worn.
  • HF ACID BENCH (Hydrofluoric Acid): Personal Protective Equipment required to be worn.
  • KOH BENCH (Potassium Hydroxide): Personal Protective Equipment required to be worn.
  • SOLVENTS BENCH: Double Nitrile Gloves and Safety Glasses required to be worn.

Available Wet Benches located inside the Optical Lithography Room:

  • DEVELOP BENCH: BASE/CAUSTIC processing only. Double Nitrile Gloves and Safety Glasses required to be worn. Solvent Develop must be done in SOLVENT BENCH in Wet Chemistry Room.

Available Wet Benches located inside the E-beam Lithography Area:

  • DEVELOP and SPINNER BENCH: SOLVENT processing only. Double Nitrile Gloves and Safety Glasses required to be worn.

Hazardous Waste Handling:

  • AUTOMATIC BOTTLE WASHER: Located inside the Wet Chemistry Room
  • SATELLITE ACCUMULATION AREA: For storage of TAGGED FULL WASTE BOTTLES, the cart is located in the Oxford Chase next to the Water Chiller. There is a bin on the floor next to the cart for storage of "DOUBLE BAGGED AND TAGGED" waste which can also be used for TAGGED ITEMS that do not fit inside the cart.

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