18 episodes

This podcast is drawn from the "Virtual Lab" of WeCanFigureThisOut.org. This Virtual Lab uses 3D virtual reality animations to explain electronics, microelectronics and nanotechnology. This podcast explains how the transistors of an integrated circuit are made.

Making an Integrated Circuit John C. Bean - WeCanFigureThisOut.org

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This podcast is drawn from the "Virtual Lab" of WeCanFigureThisOut.org. This Virtual Lab uses 3D virtual reality animations to explain electronics, microelectronics and nanotechnology. This podcast explains how the transistors of an integrated circuit are made.

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    Let's go inside an Intel 4004 microprocessor to see an individual transistor

    Let's go inside an Intel 4004 microprocessor to see an individual transistor

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    • 13 sec
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    To make this transistor, first oxide then nitride layers are grown

    To make this transistor, first oxide then nitride layers are grown

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    • 11 sec
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    A shadow mask then exposes a photographic emulsion

    A shadow mask then exposes a photographic emulsion

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    • 12 sec
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    Exposed nitride is then etched away

    Exposed nitride is then etched away

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    • 7 sec
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    Oxygen reacts with the Si to grow more oxide

    Oxygen reacts with the Si to grow more oxide

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    • 12 sec
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    By heating in silane, polycrystal Si is then grown

    By heating in silane, polycrystal Si is then grown

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    • 4 sec

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