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2011-04-11 00:00:36

Dr. Martin Schlott, Global Head of R&D from the Thin Film Materials Division (TMD) of Heraeus, will speak on the topic of high efficiency, rotatable sputtering targets developed for CIGS at the 54th Annual Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) Technical Conference being held in Chicago, Illinois on April 16 - April 21, 2011 (PRWEB) April 10, 2011 Heraeus has manufactured targets specifically tailored to the CIGS (Cu, In, Ga, S/Se) thin film photovoltaic technology since the 1990's. Achieving...

2010-09-29 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Electronic Materials announced today that it is expanding production capacity for 300mm sputtering targets and related metals as part of a long-term investment plan to support rebounding semiconductor industry growth. Honeywell is increasing targets production capacity, as well as its internal capacity to produce the copper, cobalt, titanium, and tungsten raw materials used to make the targets. The expansion will allow...

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2010-09-11 12:20:00

Scientists speak of sputtering when energy-rich ions hit a solid object and cause atoms to be released from its surface. The phenomenon can be exploited to apply microscopically thin coatings to glass surfaces. A research team has developed a special sputtering technique that greatly increases the efficiency of the coating process.Designed to be the most spectacular concert hall in Germany, the construction of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg is a controversial project, but it is already...

2010-07-08 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heraeus Thin Film Materials Division will showcase its line of planar and rotatable sputtering targets for the photovoltaic and CSP markets at Intersolar North America 2010 at San Francisco's Moscone Center West Hall from July 13 -15, Booth #8550. Heraeus is one of the most experienced suppliers in the thin film industry specializing in custom-engineered materials for a broad range of applications, including CIGS, CdTe, crystalline-Si, and...

2010-04-13 10:36:00

EUCLID, Ohio, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Through research and product innovation, H.C. Starck Inc., Fabricated Products Group has developed sputtering targets offering superior sputtering performance for thin films PV (TFPV) energy applications. Focusing on CIGS, a-Si (amorphous silicon) and CdTe thin films solar module manufacturers, H.C. Starck has been developing and successfully producing custom sputter targets in molybdenum (Mo) and nickel based (Ni) alloys along with its other core...

2009-07-13 11:30:00

GOSLAR, Germany, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- H.C. Starck Inc., Newton, MA announces its ongoing commitment to provide refractory metals for sputtering targets used in the production of LCD flat panel display screens. H.C. Starck Inc. recently signed a long-term supply agreement with Comet Network Co., Ltd, Seoul, South Korea to provide these materials for sputtering targets from its production facilities in Euclid, OH. The Euclid facility has committed additional capital spending to increase...

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2009-01-29 14:40:32

Higher-quality coatings through "runaway" self-sputtering In the electronics industry, thin metal films are deposited on silicon wafers with a sputter gun, which uses energetic ions "“ atoms with a positive charge "“ to knock the metal atoms off a target. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have now developed a powerful new kind of sputter process that can deposit high-quality metal films in complex, three-dimensional nanoscale...

2008-07-18 03:00:42

By Uan, Jun-Yen Li, Ching-Fei; Yu, Bing-Lung This work presents results concerning the effect of the die chill layer on the corrosion performance of a hot-chamber diecast AZ91D thin plate, with particular attention to the role of interdendritic phases (primary beta (Al^sub 17^Mg^sub 12^) and surrounding alpha phase). The primary beta phase in the die chill layer was removed by Ar+ etching, but the other main constituent phases remained on the surface of the sample. Although previous...

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2007-07-28 08:35:00

Boston University (BU) researchers published recently the first clear evidence of how gases from Jupiter's tiny moon's volcanoes can lead to the largest visible gas cloud in the solar system. Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, has a moon named Io that is just 100 km larger in radius than Earth's Moon. According to lead researcher Michael Mendillo, professor of electrical and computer engineering and astronomy at BU, there are over 100 active volcanic sites on Io making it the...

2005-11-08 13:16:29

Sialons are ceramics possessing chemical inertness, good thermal shock resistance, and excellent mechanical properties that are retained up to high temperatures. These properties mean sialon systems have found considerable applications in engineering. Sialons are almost never found as natural minerals and sialon powders must be synthesized. They are commonly synthesized by sintering or a carbothermal reduction process. This study looks at using reactive dc magnetron sputtering to produce...


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