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Materials Division

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Materials Division Overview

Materials, more than any other product, are directly incorporated into the end product or result for our customers, with that in mind the Materials Division focuses on quality and performance as our primary responsibility. From the detailed inspection of our targets to the careful packaging regulations that ensure repeatable and expected results, KJLC® is poised to be your partner for all materials needs.

Specifically, our ISO 9001 certified Materials Division carries hundreds of pure materials, evaporation sources, and crucible liners for use in both thermal and E-beam evaporation, as well as sputter deposition processes. We offer pure elements, compounds, alloys, ceramics, intermetallics, and mixtures in a variety of shapes, sizes, and purities for R&D applications. In addition, our sputter target bonding and precious metals reclamation services save our customers time and money. Customers can access MSDS and Material Certification Sheets from our website for most materials. The Materials Division is always ensuring your standards are met by meeting our own quality demands.

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Ceramics

The Kurt J. Lesker Company® continues to expand process capabilities in ceramic manufacturing to meet the evolving requirements for these demanding products. In-house powder synthesis capabilities, utilizing various chemical techniques, give us the ability to manufacture custom stoichiometries for both R&D and production material requirements.Proprietary mixing and sintering methods yield homogeneous, high density products ideally suited for PVD applications. Hot pressing is also utilized to enhance the variety of ceramics that can be offered.

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Evaporation Pellets, Pieces, & Wire

In addition to supplying materials used in sputtering applications, we also serve a large number of customers who utilize evaporation techniques to deposit thin films. We currently stock a wide variety of evaporation materials in various sizes, shapes and quantities, available for immediate shipment. The range of materials offered is extensive, including pure metals, precious metals, standard alloys, oxides, nitrides, and fluorides. The materials can be packaged for the small quantity user, as well as for the large volume production customer.

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Sputtering Targets

Our comprehensive offering of sputtering targets, evaporation sources and other deposition materials is listed by material throughout the website. Budgetary pricing for sputtering targets and deposition materials per your requirementsare available, but actual prices may vary due to market fluctuations. Precious metal pricing, as with our evaporation offering, is locked in at the time of order placement,taking the guesswork out of precious metal purchases.

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Precious Metals

Precious Metals

Our unique offering of precious metal products protects our customers from daily market price fluctuations by locking in the price on the day the order is placed. Inventory management tools allow us to stock a variety of precious metal products in standard target configurations, as well as, pellet, shot, and wire for evaporation. Shipments are packaged per order in the quantities our customers require, allowing them to purchase as much or as little as they need. Because of the high value of these materials we offer a convenient reclaim service for precious metal scrap. Credit is applied quickly to customer accounts which can be used to fund their next purchase. Kurt J. Lesker Company understands that these high cost materials require tight controls and close management. Our goal is to make precious metal purchases as easy as possible for our customers.

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Evaporation Sources

Evaporation Sources

As a complement to the extensive offering of evaporation materials, a wide range of thermal evaporation sources are available to our customers. Hundreds of boat sources with differing geometries and capacities make it easy to find a source that is ideally suited to coat numerous materials onto substrates of various configurations. Many materials prove troublesome for evaporation and may require a different style of evaporation source. In addition to boat sources, alternative sources such as filaments, baskets, box heaters, and heaters with crucibles may be the solution to evaporating these more difficult materials. A wide range of products are available to ship from stock with evaporation materials or as replacements.

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Thermal Rod Sources

These products help to produce thin films of chromium by evaporation for the electronics and optics industries. They represent several advantages over chromium chips, including good thermal efficiency, better regulation of film thickness, elimination of spalling, and a 99.9% pure chromium composition.

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E-Beam Crucible Liners

E-Beam Crucible Liners

Electron beam crucible liners form a thermal barrier between the material and the water-cooled hearth. This insulation maintains a higher temperature within the deposition material allowing for faster deposition rates while reducing the power required to deposit films. In addition to a thermal barrier, crucible liners protect the hearth and allow for quick change of materials, reducing down-time for cleaning. Depending on the material being deposited, different crucible liner materials may be better suited for extended life and reduced contamination. An extensive offering of crucible liners is available in various sizes and materials to fit nearly every application and electron beam gun design.

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Target Bonding

Our newly renovated bonding production area with in-house backside metallization adds value to sputtering target materials while decreasing cost and lead-time. Experienced bonding technicians inspect and bond materials in virtually any size or configuration to customer supplied backing plates or backing plates manufactured to customer specifications.

Indium is the preferred material for bonding sputtering targets due to its high thermal conductivity, and is highly efficient at drawing heat away from the target. Indium is more malleable than other bonding solders, therefore reducing the likelihood of cracking.

Elastomer bonds are ideally suited for low melting point target materials, temperature sensitive compounds, and targets that have either low density or are especially fragile.

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Precious Metal Reclaim

Precious Metal Reclaim

Kurt J. Lesker Company offers a complete precious metal reclaim program, designed to reduce replacement target costs. Spent sputtering targets and precious metal scrap can be reclaimed and the resulting credit applied towards a customer's account. This credit can be used towards the purchase price of a replacement precious metal product or to purchase other Kurt J. Lesker products and/or services offered.

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