Sintering of Ceramic Sputtering Targets

A while back (January 2016) we discussed a brief but fundamental description of what the basic processes are associated with the production of elemental and metal alloy sputtering targets. At that time we promised to address the analogous process of how ceramic, or...

Metallic Bonding

There are many reasons for bonding a sputtering target to an associated backing plate. In essence, all of these reasons basically relate to the physical properties associated with the composition of the sputtering target under consideration and the choice of the...

Alloy Development via. Simultaneous Deposition

Back in July I talked a bit about the sputtering of metallic alloys, or composite materials, and the relationship between the starting material compositions and that of the resultant films. Here I would like to do a follow up piece and discuss an alternative method of...