Main Question or Discussion Point
I am doing a side project with some doped silicon wafers. What precautions should I take when handling wafers? Is it necessary to wear gloves and use deionized water when rinsing the wafers?
I touched them with my hands, should i be alarmed?Most dopant's are extremely toxic so yes you need to use the proper facility PPE when handling wafers. That usually includes gloves and eye protection at a minimum. Your body is also a large source of contamination (like skin oils) so proper handling devices like wafers tweeters should be used. Ultra pure DI water should always be used as a rinse to reduce surface contamination.