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Nickel Iron (Ni/Fe) Sputtering Targets

Overview

Our comprehensive offering of sputtering targets, evaporation sources and other deposition materials is listed by material throughout the website. Below you will find budgetary pricing for sputtering targets and deposition materials per your requirements. Actual prices may vary due to market fluctuations. Contact international@lesker.com for current pricing or for a quote on sputtering targets and other deposition products not listed.


General

Nickel is a hard, lustrous, silvery-white metal. It has a density of 8.91 g/cc, a melting point of 1,453°C, and a vapor pressure of 10-4 Torr at 1,262°C. Iron is soft, gray, and metallic. It has a density of 7.86 g/cc, a melting point of 1,535°C, and a vapor pressure of 10-4 Torr at 1,180°C. The theoretical density of the nickel/iron 81/19 WT% alloy is 8.7 g/cc. Iron is very reactive with air, forming rust spots that flake off, exposing clean surfaces susceptible to oxidation. Nickel and iron are the most common elements in the earth's core and two of the most widely used metals in modern industry. Both elements are ferromagnetic, ductile, and conductors of heat and electricity. Naturally occurring nickel/iron alloys are often found in meteorites. Nickel/iron alloys are often evaporated in vacuum to form films in the production of semiconductors and magnetic storage media.


Specifications

Material TypeNickel/Iron †
SymbolNi/Fe
Theoretical Density (g/cc)8.7
FerromagneticMagnetic Material
Z Ratio**1.00

** The z-ratio is unknown. Therefore, we recommend using 1.00 or an experimentally determined value. Please click here for instructions on how to determine this value.

Z-Factors

Empirical Determination of Z-Factor

Unfortunately, Z Factor and Shear Modulus are not readily available for many materials. In this case, the Z-Factor can also be determined empirically using the following method:

  • Deposit material until Crystal Life is near 50%, or near the end of life, whichever is sooner.
  • Place a new substrate adjacent to the used quartz sensor.
  • Set QCM Density to the calibrated value; Tooling to 100%
  • Zero thickness
  • Deposit approximately 1000 to 5000 A of material on the substrate.
  • Use a profilometer or interferometer to measure the actual substrate film thickness.
  • Adjust the Z Factor of the instrument until the correct thickness reading is shown.

Another alternative is to change crystals frequently and ignore the error. The graph below shows the % Error in Rate/Thickness from using the wrong Z Factor. For a crystal with 90% life, the error is negligible for even large errors in the programmed versus actual Z Factor.


Material Notes

NOTE: Ferromagnetic materials require additional consideration when selecting configuration/ thickness. High strength magnets or thinner targets may be required. Bonding these materials creates additional concerns due to the increase in distance from the magnets. Contact your magnetron sputter cathode supplier or reference your equipment manual for additional information.

SDS
Click here for the Nickel Iron SDS.
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Ordering Table

Material Size Purity Compatible Guns Part # Price Add To
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Material Size Purity Compatible Guns Part # Price Add To
Cart
Nickel Iron 1.00" Dia. x 0.063" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.5% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE251A1 P.O.R.
Nickel Iron 1.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.95% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE351A2 $140.00
Nickel Iron 1.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.95% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE351A4 P.O.R.
Nickel Iron 2.00" Dia. x 0.063" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.5% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE252A1 $115.00
Nickel Iron 2.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.5% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE252A2 $180.00
Nickel Iron 2.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.95% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE352A2 $195.00
Nickel Iron 2.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.95% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE352A4 $215.00
Nickel Iron 3.00" Dia. x 0.063" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.5% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE253A1 $215.00
Nickel Iron 3.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.5% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE253A2 $250.00
Nickel Iron 3.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.95% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE353A2 $290.00
Nickel Iron 3.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.95% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE353A4 $309.00
Nickel Iron 4.00" Dia. x 0.063" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.5% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE254A1 P.O.R.
Nickel Iron 4.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick
Nickel Iron (81/19 wt%)
99.5% All Standard Guns EJTNIFE254A2 P.O.R.

 

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