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Intlvac Introduces the Nanochrome IV UV VIS Optical Filter Production System

Intlvac Thin Film is pleased to introduce their newest precision optical coating platform, the Nanochrome IV UV/Vis Optical Filter Production System. The Nanochrome IV system is designed to produce complex optical filters, anti-reflective coating, dielectric and UV Vis filters via e-beam evaporation with ion assist.
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Advantages of Ion Beam Sputter Deposition

Ion Beam Sputter Deposition (IBSD) is a physical vapor deposition method which utilizes a remote broad ion/plasma beam source to bombard a grounded (floating) target and sputter target material onto a substrate.
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Understanding Ion Beam Etching (Milling)

Ion Beam Etching (or Milling) is a dry plasma etch method which utilizes a remote broad beam ion/plasma source to remove substrate material by physical inert gas and/or chemical reactive gas means. Like other dry plasma etch techniques, the typical figures of merit apply, such as etch rate, anisotropy, selectivity, uniformity, aspect ratio, and substrate damage. However, ion beam etching advances additional dry etch merits, which include wide range of materials, precision etch stops, indiffere...
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What is Sputtering?

Sputtering is a thin-film manufacturing process widely used across many industries including semiconductor processing, precision optics, and surface finishing. Sputtered thin films have excellent uniformity, density and adhesion making them ideal for multiple applications.
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