Electron Beam and Physical Vapor Deposition

In the last BLOG article I described the simplest form of resistance evaporation. That involved heating a resistance filament in a vacuum environment which in turn heats an evaporant material that is either melted or sublimated. The vapor created in the process is...

Thermal Evaporation

What Is Thermal Evaporation? Over the past few years we have provided a series of BLOG articles discussing various aspects of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) as they relate specifically to Sputter Deposition. However, sputtering is only one subset of PVD processing....

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

What Is 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...