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Semion RFEA used to investigate reactive HiPIMS + MF sputtering of TiO₂ crystalline thin films

High-power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) systems have been previously studied with mid-frequency (MF) plasma excitation, utilizing the “off” period to enhance the deposition rate, decrease the working pressure, and improve HiPIMS plasma generation. Our latest application note looks at the time-resolved ion velocity distribution function (IVDF) in a high-power pulse plasma in three modes of excitation: pure HiPIMS, medium-frequency pulsed bipolar (MF 350 kHz) and hybrid pulsed HiPIMS + MF. Click here to download and read.

Langmuir Probe Tip Operational Video

Click the video below to see Impedans unique and easy method for switching between single and double Langmuir Probe tips

 

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Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop with Stephen Daniels

Some manufacturing considerations for parameter estimation in pulsed plasma discharges

Stephen Daniels | Dublin City University

 

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Theory: Semion System | Retarding Potential Analyser | Retarding Field Energy Analyser

Click to read the new Theory of Operation for our Semion System. This highly versatile instrument measures ion energy, ion flux, negative ions, temperature and bias voltage at any location inside a plasma reactor, even at the substrate position. The multi-sensor version can also be used to look at uniformity issues that are very common in plasma processes. This gives valuable and unique data to many industries including etching, deposition, ion beam and space plasma.

Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop with Ralph Bandorf

Investigation of HiPIMS Discharges

Ralph Bandorf | Fraunhofer IST

 

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Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop with Carles Corbella

Elementary surface processes during plasma pre-treatment of polymers and during target poisoning in reactive magnetron sputtering

Carles Corbella | RWTH Aachen University

 

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Langmuir Probe - Theory of Operation

Click to read our new Langmuir Probe Theory of Operation that outlines the unique features and functions of our system for characterising bulk plasma parameters. You can also download a PDF for offline viewing and reference.

Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop with Arutiun P Ehiasarian

Plasma diagnostic challenges in the High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS) environment

Arutiun P Ehiasarian | Sheffield Hallam University

 

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Laser Plasma Accelerator World Record

Plasma diagnostics of low pressure HiPIMS assisted by ECWR plasma

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Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop with Vitezslav Stranak

Time-resolved diagnostic of assisted HIgh Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS) discharges in wide pressure-ranges

Vitezslav Stranak | University of Greifswald

 

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Instrument Catalogue

Our latest instrument catalogue is now available for download and offline viewing. Click here to get your copy.

MRS Fall 2014

The 2014 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit is on in Boston, Massachusetts between November 30 - December 5. Impedans will be exhibiting at booth 508 and we look forward to speaking to you there. Visit our blog http://bit.ly/17L1NvK to catch up on Impedans news.

Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop with Jakob Barz

Measurements and modelling of kinetics in pulsed plasmas

Jakob Barz | University of Stuttgart

 

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Time-resolved plasma characterisation of modulated pulsed power magnetron sputtering using a Langmuir probe

Plasma parameters in a triode ion plating system by means of a Langmuir probe and plasma mass and energy spectroscopy

Fast 50 2014

We are very pleased to announce that Impedans have achieved 3rd place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards held in Dublin last Friday with a company growth rate of 881%. Congratulations to all entrants and thanks to Deloitte for hosting this great event.

Ion Angular Distributions Measured with a Planar Retarding Field Analyser

Click 'Read More' to see an abstract of Shailesh Sharma’s upcoming talk at AVS 61 in Baltimore, Maryland. He will be speaking about Ion Angular Distributions Measured with a Planar Retarding Field Analyser on Wednesday at 4.20pm. This talk will highlight advances in RFA technology, one of the most important fields of plasma diagnostics.

AVS 61

AVS International Symposium and Exhibition is on in Baltimore between November 9 - 14. We will be exhibiting there and our own Shailesh Sharma will be giving a talk on Ion Angular Distributions Measured with a Planar Retarding Field Analyser. We look forward to hearing Shailesh and seeing you at booth 1502.

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GEC 67

GEC 67 is on in Raleigh, North Carolina between November 3 - 7. Impedans are pleased to attend this great event and support this progressive community. We look forward to seeing you there. Visit our blog http://bit.ly/17L1NvK to catch up on Impedans news.

Characterization of HiPIMS plasma via process compatible measurement probe

Click here to read our latest application note that focusses on Fraunhofer Institute's research into the characterisation of HiPIMS plasma via a process compatible measurement probe

The Tenth Session of the National Assembly of Surface Engineering

The Tenth Session of the National Assembly of Surface Engineering is on in Wuhan, China, between October 28 - 31, focussing on thin-film, PECVD and coatings. We will be exhibiting at the conference and would be delighted to speak to you there.

Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop with Uwe Czarnetski

Physical processes in the afterglow of pulsed low-pressure discharges in Argon

Uwe Czarnetski | Ruhr-Universität Bochum

 

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