Nieke Roos
15 March

Eindhoven University of Technology has acquired a new machine for spatial atomic layer deposition from their fellow townspeople at SALD. The delivery is part of a comprehensive collaboration between the university and the startup in a national research project funded by the Dutch research council NWO to open up new application areas for the deposition technology, for example in Li-ion batteries. The equipment has been installed in the laboratory of TUE professor Erwin Kessels, where it will be used to test SALD processes in various conditions.

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SALD’s research tool fitted with a glove box to perform ALD experiments in a controlled atmosphere. Credit: for SALD

“Access to this laboratory tool will be invaluable for the success of the project,” comments project manager Bart Macco, a co-worker in Kessels’ lab. “We can use it to test new processes, new materials and new substrates very quickly.” The SALD machine is optimized for R&D and can be easily adjusted to assess the influence of different parameters on the SALD process.