evaporation materials

Metal Targets During Sputtering

KAMIS Consistently Provides High Quality Metal Targets

Metal TargetsKAMIS provides a range of forms, sizes and configurations of pure PVD sputtering metal targets for thin film coating applications. Consequently, our metal sputtering targets are guaranteed for reproducibility, homogeneity and uniformity.

When a Cu surface is sputtered by ion bombardment under the condition that Mo atoms arrive at the Cu surface during sputtering an unexpected phenomenon can arise: the surface of the Cu target becomes covered with microscopic cones. Also contact KAMIS about Au, Pt, Gd, Be, Ca, Sm, Ag, W, Zn, Ti, Nb, Pd, Sc, Cr, Rh, Mn, metal sputtering targets.

Dense Cone Coverage and Sputtering Yield

The cone density increases with increasing flux density of arriving Mo atoms. When the cones are closely spaced they give the target a velvet-like black appearance. The result of dense cone coverage are a lower sputtering yield and a more oblique ejection of sputtered material.

Finally, the cone tops seem to consist of Mo nuclei which are constantly replenished via surface migration and protect the underlying Cu from being sputtered.


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