experienced vacuum processing         -          materials know-how        -        verified surface solutions

    thin film engineering & prototyping

      • innovations in various modes of reactive sputtering and reactive evaporation
      • oxides, nitrides, fluorides, borides, carbides, and metals and metalloids.
      • phase development in multi-component compounds.   
      • stress and thermo-mechanical engineering
      • interface chemistry tailoring
      • high and low temperature diffusion barriers
      • refractory compounds and metals
      • optical materials and filters


    experienced in hi/lo-work-function surfaces,
    catalytic layers, encapsulation coatings, thin film batteries,
    "standard" dielectrics, stabilized oxide electrolytes, fuel cells,
     intermetallic's, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, optical garnets,
    conducting oxides, non-linear optical materials, solar PV,
     solar thin film, solar-thermal absorbers, and more

    25 years, non-stop, hands-on, dedicated to activated, reactive
     "PVD" processes and thin film development.



    Target Materials

    Quick-Turn-Around Elemental Materials:  Lithium, Boron, Carbon, Magnesium, Aluminum, Silicon, Titanium, Vanadium, Chrome, Manganese, Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, Strontium, Yttrium, Zirconium, Niobium, Molybdenum, Ruthenium, Silver, Indium, Tin, Antimony, Barium, Lanthanum, Cerium, Neodymium, Gadolinium, Hafnium, Tantalum, Tungsten, Iridium, Platinum, Gold, Bismuth.


    • metrology
    • microscopy
    • spectroscopy
    • critical cleaning
    • x-ray analysis soon
    • machine shop
    • furnaces

      • large selection of vapor sources
      • flexible process formats
      • multiple source chambers
      • load-locked systems
      • balanced/unbalanced magnetrons
      • high-density plasma processing
      • activated reactive evaporation
      • multi-layer prototyping
      • small-batch runs
      • surface engineering
      • vapor source engineering
      • large target selection in-house
      • low-res lithography
      • 3D-CAD design & FEA
      • deposition chambers for wafers, cylinders, rods, and pellicles.

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