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Choosing Between DC and RF for Sputtering Applications

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Choosing Between DC and RF for Sputtering...

I get this question a lot: “How do I know when to use DC and when to use RF for a sputtering application?”Of course, the first thing to consider…

Increasing Flow to Increase Power: How Voltage Control Works

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Increasing Flow to Increase Power: How...

Controlling reactive sputtering processes is challenging, and there are several options. Voltage control offers a way to reliably achieve...
Innovating Cathodic Arc Deposition: High-Performance Bias

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Innovating Cathodic Arc Deposition:...

The “field” we work in (That’s why we are called “field” applications engineers.) involves an endless variety of technology and customers. Sputtering…

Controlling Reactive Sputtering Processes: Why Voltage Control?

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Controlling Reactive Sputtering Processes:...

Reactive sputtering is used for a tremendous variety of industrial coating applications. In reactive sputtering processes, sputtered material is...
5 Easy Steps to 5X Full Oxide Rate

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5 Easy Steps to 5X Full Oxide Rate

Process engineers understand the benefits of achieving higher deposition rates while using less incoming power. We’ve also experienced the...
Contemplating Disruption

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Contemplating Disruption

It’s New Year’s Eve. Another year passed, whooshing by like the Shinkansen, Japan’s venerable bullet train. The New Year is hours away, a fresh…