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Dopant-Selective etch stop method is where we create a layer of highly doped boron in the substrate to stop the etching process at that exact layer, but when that cavity is created the etchants are still in there.

Question: How do we remove that etchant?


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If you are performing a wet etch you use some other liquid, usually water, to remove residual etchant. Substrates will be in some etchant bath for the required amount of time, once that time is complete they are transferred to a rinse tank to stop the etch and remove residual etch chemicals.

Dry etches are done in a vacuum chamber. When the etch is complete, the etchant gases are pumped out with a vacuum pump.


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