"Welcome to ALD Stories, a series of conversations where we share the untold stories of atomic layer deposition and the people behind the technology."

General podcast link: https://beneq.com/en/podcast/. Specific episodes, which were available by November 20, 2021, highlighted here (newest first).

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Episode 8: How Did Plasmas Change ALD? - with Erwin Kessels 

Nov 18, 2021

"In Episode 8 of ALD Stories, Tyler chats with Eindhoven University of Technology professor, Erwin Kessels, about plasma-enhanced ALD, industry applications, and Erwin's Atomic Limits blog & teaching strategies. 

In this video: 
00:00 - Intro
01:46 - PEALD Basics, Ions, & Applications
20:56 - Semiconductor Industry Advantages
28:05 - Photovoltaic Passivation
36:43 - Atomic Limits Blog & Teaching
44:25 - Outro Professor Erwin Kessels- https://www.tue.nl/en/research/resear... Atomic Limits Blog - https://www.atomiclimits.com/
Follow on social media: Tyler - @TyMytheALDGuy Erwin - @ErwinKessels"

Episode 7: Green CVD – How Sustainable is Thin Film Deposition? With Seán Barry, Henrik Pedersen, Jonas Sundqvist

Oct 28, 2021

"Professors Henrik Pedersen, Sean Barry, and Jonas Sundqvist join Tyler to discuss their recent publication in JVSTA about Green CVD. The trio talk about the conception of a new research field which concerns creating more sustainable thin film deposition practices without sacrificing film quality and offers some perspective on a number of areas and strategies addressed in the manuscript. Read the paper here: https://doi.org/10.1116/6.0001125."

Episode 6: ALD Precursor Design for Hard to Deposit Metals, with Charles Winter

Sept 30, 2021

"Tyler sits down with Wayne State University’s Chuck Winter to talk about his approach to designing precursors for ALD. Chuck explains what makes a good ALD precursor and how elegant organic chemistry can enable ALD processes for hard-to-deposit metals, like cobalt and aluminum. Learn more about Chuck’s research here: http://www.clas.wayne.edu/wintergroup/ 
Papers mentioned in this episode: 

Episode 5: Meet Dr. Katja Väyrynen

Feb 11, 2021

"On this episode of the ‘ALD Stories’ podcast, We speak to Dr. Katja Väyrynen, Process Development Engineer at Beneq. What is the latest ALD research on improving the performance of microchips? Will cobalt become a popular material in semiconductor manufacturing? Hear her journey from the video above and read more about ALD Stories here: https://beneq.com/en/podcast/"

Episode 4: BALD Engineering Blog, with Jonas Sundqvist

Nov 23, 2020

"In this episode we speak to Dr. Jonas Sundqvist, founder of BALD Engineering Blog and a senior researcher and consultant of ALD/ CVD processes. Read more about ALD Stories and listen to more episodes here: https://beneq.com/en/podcast/"

Episode 3: ALD and Nanotubes

Nov 6, 2020

"In Episode 3 of ALD Stories, we meet with Professor Jan Macak from the University of Pardubice. Hear and see his findings on ALD as an exceptional way to tailor the functionality of nanostructures, and the overlooked steps for making the perfect TiO2 nanotube. Read more about ALD Stories and listen to more episodes here: https://beneq.com/en/podcast/"

Episode 2: History of ALD, with Riikka Puurunen

Oct 15, 2020

"We meet Professor Riikka Puurunen of Aalto University in Finland, and discuss the history of ALD and other topics close to her heart. Read more about ALD Stories and listen to more episodes here: https://beneq.com/en/podcast/ 

You may also wish to check out the articles we mentioned on this episode:
 A Short History of Atomic Layer Deposition: Tuomo Suntola's Atomic Layer Epitaxy, Riikka Puurunen https://doi.org/10.1002/cvde.201402012 
From V. B. Aleskovskii's “Framework” Hypothesis to the Method of Molecular Layering/Atomic Layer Deposition, Anatolii A. Malygin et al https://doi.org/10.1002/cvde.201502013"

Episode 1: ALD and Glass Windows

Sept 18, 2020

"In the first episode, we are joined by Patrick Gonzalez an expert in high-performance thin films. We discuss about using spatial ALD on electrochromic windows for environmental and cooling cost benefits. Read more about ALD Stories and listen to more episodes here: https://beneq.com/en/podcast/"

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