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Lesker U Live! is series of free webinars spanning many topics taught by leading vacuum experts.

Lesker U provides the following:

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Introduction to High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS)

This course focuses on the theory and practice of High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS). The theoretical side this course covers how HiPIMS differs from other sputtering techniques, the functionalities of a HiPIMS supply, and process parameters of interest. The practical content will be going over a basic HiPIMS process and discuss applications where HiPIMS has been shown to be a beneficial technique. The class is suitable for researchers with some background with the sputtering technique and who are wondering if HiPIMS might be suitable for their application.

Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Expert(s): Nick Franzer

Nick Franzer is the Process Engineer in our Process Equipment Division for the Kurt J. Lesker Company. Nick’s focus within KJLC is on the development of PVD technologies and processes to deposit an optimal film for a wide variety of applications. Nick has championed the integration of the novel High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering technology (HiPIMS) with deposition systems and, from sharing his technical experience with HiPIMS, has assisted researchers around the world to quickly master the HiPIMS process.



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