Video/animation icon  Direct-current (DC) magnetron sputtering system

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Description: This resource is a video for the use of experimental equipment: DC magnetron sputtering. Magnetron sputtering is an extremely flexible coating technique that can be used to coat virtually any material. Sputtering is basically the removal of atomised material from a solid by energetic bombardment of its surface layers by ions or neutral particles. Magnetron sputtering can be done either in DC or RF modes. DC sputtering is done with conducting materials. If the target is a non conducting material the positive charge will build up on the material and it will stop sputtering. The resourse covers substrate preparation (generic) and demonstration how to use the equipment.
Keywords: thin film • coating • experimental equipment • substrate preparation • deposition • magnetron sputtering • video
Categories: Processes > Shaping > Deposition
Processes > Surface treatments > Surface coatings
Product Forms > Flat > Foil, film & tape
Properties > Electrical, magnetic & optical > Magnetic
Created by: James Wheelwright, The University of Sheffield
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Date created: 31 March 2011
Date added: 15 June 2011
Resource ID: 3646