Cluster Source

Cluster source literature:

Invention of the gas aggregation magnetron sputtering cluster source:
Filling of micron‐sized contact holes with copper by energetic cluster impact

Cluster source overviews:
The physics of simple metal clusters: experimental aspects and simple models
Cluster beam deposition: a tool for nanoscale science and technology

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Image: Mantis Deposition, Ltd

Gas-Phase Synthesis of Nanoparticles

My system: The “Zeester”, “Starfish”, “Stella di Mare”:

The cluster source is combined with a thin film sputter system to fabricate nanoparticle thin film composites in contineous vacuum:


Metals, semiconductors and insulators can be used for the nanoparticles and thin films.

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