Indium Corporation will feature its enhanced copper-indium-gallium (CuInGa) and copper-gallium (CuGa) rotary sputtering targets at Intersolar North America, July 10-12, 2012 in San Francisco, California, USA. The targets are now available in lengths up to 3.2 meters, and thicknesses of the monolithic source layer up to 22 millimeters.
The targets are made by Indium Corporation's vertically integrated proprietary process utilizing aerospace powder metallurgy technology. The production process output produces a consistently homogeneous alloy with low PPM contaminate levels and uniform density throughout the target, resulting in very consistent sputtering film properties.
The CIG ternary alloy targets and CuGa targets can be produced in chemistry ranges standard to the CIGS industry, and unique chemistries for the R&D and engineering community. Both are produced as a monolithic material, bonded onto the backing tube during Indium Corporation's unique hybrid consolidation process.