The Society of Vacuum Coaters 2010 technical conference took place last week, so this week I’ve been rounding up the display sputtering targets and evaporation sources to display at our next event in China. If you’re not familiar with it, the SVC (Society of Vacuum Coaters) conference focuses on deposition materials, equipment, and processes. The Indium Corporation has a specific interest in both sputtering and thermal evaporation since we provide materials for these processes. There are too many applications to list, but some specific sputtering/evaporation apps that are close to my heart are:
- Absorber layer (ex. Copper Indium Gallium) for thin film solar cells
- TCO layer (ex. Indium Tin Oxide) deposition – also for the solar industry
- Sputtering target bonding with NanoFoil®
Last week we set up a very impressive array of sputtering targets (shown in the picture), so I hope they all make it safe and sound to SNEC next week!