These atoms then proceed to collide with each other in their gaseous state before condensing into a plasma that dries into a thin film on the substrate. The final product is a thin but durable coating valid across a variety of applications.
Many products commonly used today have a coating created through sputtering targets. These coatings include:
Most modern day electronics incorporate essential components which have been produced with tantalum sputtering targets. These include microchips, memory chips, print heads, flat panel displays as well as others.
Sputtering targets are used to produce low-radiation coated glass “ also known as Low-E glass “ which is commonly used in building construction because of its ability to save energy, control light, and for aesthetics.
Solar Cell Coating
Demands for renewable energy are on the rise. Third generation, thin-film solar cells are prepared using sputter coating technology.