Contact Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology
Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, Room 3606
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON. N2L 3G1
+1 519 888 4567, ext.38654
- Giga is the Greek prefix for "billion"
- Nano is the Greek prefix for "billionth"
Giga-to-Nano-Electronics (G2N) Centre works with nanomaterials to make large area (billion pixels) displays. The novel research focus is on displays that are flexible, organic and transparent.
The $17 million G2N Centre provides novel micro- and nanofabrication, characterization and testing facilities for academic and industrial research and development. The G2N facility provides fabrication and characterization capabilities unique in Canada, in particular, in large area electronics and electronics on unconventional substrates (glass, plastic foils, metal foils, and paper).
The main facilities include deposition capabilities for a variety of semiconductor, dielectric and conductive thin films: amorphous, nanocrystalline and poly-Si, SiOx, SiNx, SiOxNy, SiC, SiCN, ITO, ZnO, Al, Cr, Mo, W, Ta, organic materials (both small-molecule and polymers). G2N has the ultraviolet contact lithography capabilities with resolution about 1 micrometer and both wet etching and dry etching (F-based, O-based, and Cl-based dry etching (Radio Freqyency, inductively coupled plasma) capabilities. G2N also features wafer dicing and wire bonding capabilities as well as a wide variety of thin film, device and circuit characterization tools.