Growing numbers of Raith users gather for Raith User Meetings all over the world
Raith has long had the goal of bringing together system users and providing them with opportunities to interact and learn from one another. Over the past months, various User Meetings have been organized that have allowed users to discuss the latest developments in nanofabrication. To provide a clearer picture of our User Meetings, we report on two that recently took place.
Indian User Meeting in combination with Nanolithography and Nanofabrication workshop
In cooperation with IISc/CeNSE Bangalore, in May Raith organized the 4th Nanolithography and Nanofabrication Workshop followed by the 2nd Raith India User meeting (IRUM). Over 100 researchers and students from about 40 different companies, institutes, and universities from all over India attended to participate in the workshop.
The program contributions were a perfect mix, from basic knowledge transfer about electron beam lithography and focused ion beam technology to detailed presentations about data preparation, proximity effect corrections and applications with helium ions (presented by invited companies GenISys and Carl Zeiss )
About 50 people attended the IRUM on the second day, with lively interaction between Raith application engineers and Raith system users. The group of users likewise exchanged plenty of tips and tricks, resulting in a better understanding of the patterning process for all present.
Due to the success of this year’s meeting, Raith India has already announced that the next workshop and IRUM will be held in 2019; the date and place are still to be decided and will be announced in due course. Make sure to check our event listings regularly so you won’t miss it!
Raith User Meeting in Russia
In June, more than 50 users of Raith equipment met at the “Functional Micro/Nanosystems” Scientific and Educational Center at Bauman Moscow State Technical University, which has installed a VOYAGER electron beam lithography system at the facility. The topic of this year’s meeting was “E-Beam Lithography with Raith Equipment: From Idea to Realization.” Many users contributed to the meeting by describing their own experiences. Main topics of the talks given by some of the users were the development of new microwave electronic devices, the element base of new physical principles, nanophotonics and optics, bioanalytical platforms such as "laboratory on a chip,” recuperation systems based on MEMS, and thin-film technologies.
Besides the talks, a practical session was run which provided more insight into various e-beam lithography applications. The event then concluded with a guided tour through the cleanrooms of the “Functional Micro/Nanosystems” Scientific and Educational Center.
Upcoming User Meetings
Raith User Meetings take place throughout the year at different locations. Make sure to regularly check our website or follow us on LinkedIn to find out when a User Meeting is being held near you. The next User Meeting will be during the MNE in Braga, Portugal on September 18th. Find out more about it and sign up here.