Sputtered Films and Sputtering Targets

Kamis Sputtered Films for the Deposition of Thin and Sputtered Films

Sputtered FilmsSputtering is one of the most popular technologies for deposition of thin films or Sputtered Films. Although sputtering was first developed about 200 years ago, since World War II it has become increasingly important. This includes the creation of innovative devices. Also becoming fundamental in sustaining the growing demand for semiconductor circuits and other electronic devices.

Sputtering targets have found increasing penetration not in electronics. Additionally, it is in use in sectors such as mechanical/chemical, energy, optical coating, and life science, among others.

Fabrication processes for thin films

For decades sputtering was primarily used in microelectronics for fabrication of semiconductor devices. Though in recent years, the semiconductor industry transitions to new processes that allow for the fabrication of thin films below 20 nm.  Sputtering has found alternative sources of demand in other industry segments. It is used variously in such products as flat panel displays and solar cell manufacturing.

In fact, over time the availability of sputtering materials has expanded. This meets the requirements of the most varied applications within the electronics, mechanical/chemical, energy, optical coatings, life science, and food packaging sectors.


Got specific requirements or Questions about sputtering targets, evaporation material, crucible liners, metal foil, sheet, plate, or rod and wire? The technical staff at KAMIS is ready to provide expert knowledge to assist you with your project.

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Thin Metal Films Analysis: Sputtered Neutral Mass Spectrometry

It’s Kamis for Thin Metal Films

Thin Metal FilmsSputtered Neutral Mass Spectrometry is perfect for analyzing thin metal films where composition, thickness and interface condition can be determined. The example presented here, shows a magnetic film stack comprising Cr, Ni, Cu and Fe. Of the different methods of data storage, magnetic hard discs still offer highly economic means for high density rapid access.

The continual move towards more and more compact read/write heads. While more closely spaced data tracks has lead to a considerable development of magnetic materials and structures for this demanding application. Analysis of the metallic layer structures used in magnetic data storage is vital for both development and quality management. Included is secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and sputtered neutral mass spectrometry (SNMS). These offering information on minor and major element composition respectively.

SIMS and SNMS

Both SIMS and SNMS use a concentrated, mono- energetic, chemically pure ion beam of typically 1-10 keV to sputter erode the surface under study. Mass spectrometry technique: all elements and isotopes may be detected, and in favorable conditions the detection limit can be in the low ppb region. However, because the ionization mechanism for SIMS takes place at the sample surface, it is very much dependent on the local chemistry and the ionized fraction can vary by several orders of magnitude. This makes SIMS ideal for trace analysis in materials of known matrix. SNMS overcomes the “matrix effect” by separating the sputtering and ionization events.


Got specific requirements or Questions about sputtering targets, evaporation material, crucible liners, metal foil, sheet, plate, or rod and wire? The technical staff at KAMIS is ready to provide expert knowledge to assist you with your project.

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KAMIS prides itself on consistently providing high quality materials and dependable service. We stand behind every product we deliver. If you are ever unsatisfied with your material, contact KAMIS for a full replacement or refund.

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The entire support staff and sales engineers at KAMIS are always available during business hours. Call us to answer your technical questions and offer guidance on your projects.

Finally, our expertise and commitment to supplying high quality products and service has enabled KAMIS to earn thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

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Thin Film Sputtering Composition Measure

Thin Film Sputtering Composition Technique in the Sputtering Process

Thin Film SputteringSecondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) is a Thin Film Sputtering technique. Used in materials, this science studies the composition of thin films and solid surfaces. Implemented by using the sputtering the sample’s surface with a focused primary ion beam.

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in studying dopants and contaminants in thin layers near surface in samples. This is due to device structures get smaller and smaller.

SIMS can be used for examining the elementary composition of the surface as well as near surface region of samples. Measured sensitivity is down to parts per billion. In order to get the maximum performance from the device, atmospheric contaminants with low atomic weight such as and oxygen (O), carbon (C), and hydrogen (H) should have low concentration levels.

SIMS: A High Sensitivity Surface Analysis Technique

In SIMS analysis, contamination of hydrocarbons on the surface of the sample to be assessed may produce incorrect results. Hydrocarbons exist abundantly in ambient atmosphere. Therefore, these often deposit on the surface of samples when exposed to air.

During SIMS analysis, the atmospheric contamination on the surface can be embedded into the sample by means of a primary ion beam. Consequently, this contamination leads to distorted or spurious profiles. Therefore, it is very important for operators to know whether they are determining the surface’s composition, or just viewing an artifact caused by contamination.


Got specific requirements or Questions about sputtering targets, evaporation material, crucible liners, metal foil, sheet, plate, or rod and wire? The technical staff at KAMIS is ready to provide expert knowledge to assist you with your project.

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KAMIS prides itself on consistently providing high quality materials and dependable service. We stand behind every product we deliver. If you are ever unsatisfied with your material, contact KAMIS for a full replacement or refund.

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The entire support staff and sales engineers at KAMIS are always available during business hours to answer your technical questions and offer guidance on your projects.

Our expertise and commitment to supplying high quality products and service has enabled KAMIS to earn thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

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Thin Film Materials From Kamis!

Thin film materials have thousands uses for highly specialized technologies and everyday items.

The thin film material market continues to grow and so does demand. Kamis is the premier source for thin film materials to clients all over the world.Thin Film Materials

The thin film material market is directly influenced by the growth in the end-user industries, such as photovoltaic solar cells, MEMS, electrical, and others. Owing to the increasing demand for photovoltaic solar cells from both mature and emerging economies, the market promises better growth in the coming years. Kamis will be there and prides itself on consistently providing high quality materials and dependable service.

Increased government regulations for renewable energy also contribute to the market growth of the photovoltaic solar cells industry.

Europe represents the single-largest market for thin film material for the same period, followed by North America, and Asia-Pacific.

In terms of applications, photovoltaic solar cells, MEMS, semiconductor, electrical and optical coating are major applications of thin film material.


Got specific requirements or Questions about sputtering targets, evaporation material, crucible liners, metal foil, sheet, plate, or rod and wire? The technical staff at KAMIS is ready to provide expert knowledge to assist you with your project.

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KAMIS prides itself on consistently providing high quality materials and dependable service. We stand behind every product we deliver. If you are ever unsatisfied with your material, contact KAMIS for a full replacement or refund.

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The entire support staff and sales engineers at KAMIS are always available during business hours to answer your technical questions and offer guidance on your projects.

Our expertise and commitment to supplying high quality products and service has enabled KAMIS to earn thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

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Thin Film Applications and Vacuum Coating

Kamis for Thin Film Applications for Optical Coatings for a Lens, Mirrors, and Semiconductor Devices

thin film applicationsKamis Inc. is a supplier for thin film applications and a trusted partner to the vacuum coating industry for top research facilities and universities around the world. Look to Kamis for highest standard products and tools used to produce nano layers of metals and oxides for advanced material systems. Kamis, Inc. offers ceramic targets, backing plates and metal sputtering targets.

Top research facilities and universities around the world are among our client industries. These industries include semiconductors, thin film batteries, transparent electronics, thin film solar products, photonics, glass, flat panel displays, and many others. Call us Kamis today about your specific requirements.

Our clients for metals, evaporation materials, crucible liners, sputtering targets, precious metal reclaim and PVD or purity evaporation materials include the world’s best academic and industrial research organizations. Let us know your requirements. Prices determined by market fluctuations and availability, and can give you and immediate quote. KAMIS listens and consistently delivers.


Got specific requirements or Questions about sputtering targets, evaporation materials, crucible liners, metal foil, sheet, plate, or rod and wire? The technical staff at KAMIS is ready to provide expert knowledge to assist you with your project.

Contact KAMIS today at 845-628-6173 or click the blue button below for quick answers and attention from our knowledgeable staff.

KAMIS prides itself on consistently providing high quality materials and dependable service. We stand behind every product we deliver. If you are ever unsatisfied with your material, contact KAMIS for a full replacement or refund.

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The entire support staff and sales engineers at KAMIS are always available during business hours to answer your technical questions and offer guidance on your projects.

Our expertise and commitment to supplying high quality products and service has enabled KAMIS to earn thousands of satisfied customers around the world.