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Sputtering Targets for CIGS Cell Production

  • CIG
  • Copper Indium Gallium
  • Indium
  • Indium Corporation
  • Solar
  • Sputtering Target

  • Few CIGS (copper indium gallium (di)selenide) cell manufacturers jump right to depositing the active CIG layer with a full-size rotary copper-indium-gallium sputtering target. This is only done by companies that have confidence in their chemistry; confidence earned through rigorous R&D experience. To get to this point, most engineers experiment with small Cu-Ga and In planar targets so they can adjust chemistry easily. The next logical step is to either move to a small CIG planar target, or to scale up to a larger planar or rotary set of targets.

    The Indium Corporation supports CIG sputtering processes with small or large targets of many different custom chemistries. Contact us at to learn how we can turn your formulation and process into reality!

    Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert