Ammonium Nitrate for VLSI or ULSI grade nitrous oxide
Standard grade ammonium nitrate is used in numerous industrial applications. However, one of the applications requiring the purest forms of ammonium nitrate is the manufacture of electronics.
Ammonium nitrate electronic grade (high purity) is used by the gas industry in the production of nitrous oxide (also known as Dinitrogen monoxide, N₂O or laughing gas) for VLSI (very large-scale integration) or ULSI (ultra-large-scale integration). The gas is used in the electronics industry during the gas-phase chemical deposition for the production of semiconductors (chips, circuits, transistors).
A stable supply of consistently high purity ammonium nitrate positively affects the whole supply chain in electronics, from the industrial gas company that manufactures the gas down to the Electronics manufacturer that needs this essential component in its production process for computers, hi-fi, smart phones, robots, cars, health devices, space rockets, etc.