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Acoustic Consumption Monitor

Abstract 

A method of determining the reaction efficiency of a CVD process reactor by which a reactive gas combination entering the reactor deposits a solid reaction product as a thin film onto a substrate. The composition of the reactive gas combination is measured by an acoustic cell which is disposed downstream from the outlet port of the reactor to determine the reactor's efficiency. Determination of the reactor's efficiency allows the growth rate of the thin film to be determined as well as associated rates of the products which have been exhausted from the reactor.

Inventor(s)

Carl A. Gogol, Jr.
Abdul Wajid

Date Issued 

11/19/2002

Patent No. 

6,482,649