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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:

  • High-value vacuum expert training
  • A solid base of understanding surrounding vacuum technology
  • Deep dives on specific vacuum technology topics

Introduction to PVD: Magnetron Sputtering

This course focuses in on the theory and practice of magnetron sputtering for the purpose of growing thin films. It covers the basics of magnetron sputtering cathodes and how they operate, vital process parameters in magnetron sputtering, different power modalities and their application, and practical tips on making good thin films and optimizing processes. Class is suitable for beginners in this technique as well as serving as a good refresher for those more experienced.

Duration: 1 Hour(s)

Expert(s): Rob Belan

Rob Belan is the Technical Director of PVD Products for the Kurt J. Lesker Co. with more than 35 years of PVD thin film and vacuum system experience. Rob has worked in research and industry making thin films for various microelectronic devices as well as optical components. Over these years he has developed expertise in magnetron sputtering, resistive thermal evaporation, and electron beam evaporation of thin films. He has taught courses in these topics world wide combining theoretical and practical teaching methods.



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