Requirements for Ion Sources in Thin Film Deposition

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Ion sources can be used in a number of deposition methods, including ion assisted deposition and ion beam sputtering. Your deposition method of choice may depend on a number of production and cost factors, but your ion source will have its own requirements based on your desired specs and application needs. How Ion Sources Help… Read More

Using Ion Sources in Thin Film Deposition

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To create more precise thin films, manufacturers often include an ion source to their thin film deposition system configuration. By using an ion source, manufacturers can produce an ion species that has specific properties during deposition. The source controls the energy, trajectory and reactivity of the ions it produces, helping to create a thin film… Read More

The 5 Major Benefits of IAD

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In our last post, Why Use IAD, we talked about how IAD (Ion Assisted Deposition) works, and some of its benefits. This time, we’re going to dive into the five biggest benefits of using IAD and take a look at some options you have regarding your ion source. The Benefits of IAD Improved film properties:… Read More

Why Use IAD (Ion Assisted Deposition)?

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Take advantage of: Reduced cost of ownership Long mean time between maintenance (MTBM) Higher ROI & throughput With ion assisted deposition (IAD, sometimes also called ion beam assisted deposition), you can achieve performance similar to ion beam sputtering (IBS, also known as IBD, for ion beam deposition) but at a lower total cost of ownership… Read More