Deposition techniques

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We are able to deposit various thin films by RF magnetron sputtering or vacuum thermal evaporation. Sputter deposition involves ejecting material from a "target" onto a "substrate", while during evaporation the source material is evaporated in a vacuum directely to the target.

Thin films technology

Why thin films?

A thin film is a layer of material ranging from fractions of a nanometer to several micrometers in thickness. The controlled synthesis of materials as thin films is a fundamental step in many applications, ranging from optical coatings and solar cells to drug delivery.

Analysis & interpretation

SEM, AFM, XPS, XRD, profilometry, optical parameters, quantum efficiency, etc.

To test our deposited layers we use a wide range of characterization methods, including structural, morphological, optical or quantum efficiency analysis.

Advanced Technologies in Thin Films (TAF) is a research group within the National Institute for Laser, Plasma & Radiation Physics (INFLPR), Laser Department. It is mainly preoccupied with thin film deposition by various techniques and characterization for specific applications; such as solar cells components and novel metamaterials or graphene based devices.