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Silver (Ag) 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. To speak to someone directly about current pricing or for a quote on sputtering targets and other deposition products not listed, please click here.

Silver (Ag) General Information

Silver is a soft, lustrous element that belongs to the transition group of metals on the periodic table. It has a melting point of 962°C, a density of 10.5 g/cc, and vapor pressure of 10-4 Torr at 1,105°C. Silver has been used since ancient times in countless products. It is ductile, malleable, and the most electrically conductive of all metals. It is considered a precious metal and can be found in jewelry, solders, paints, and mirrors. It is evaporated under vacuum for the production of semiconductors, sensors, fuel cells, and optical coatings.

Silver (Ag) Specifications

Material TypeSilver
SymbolAg
Atomic Weight107.8682
Atomic Number47
Color/AppearanceSilver, Metallic
Thermal Conductivity430 W/m.K
Melting Point (°C)962
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion18.9 x 10-6/K
Theoretical Density (g/cc)10.5
Z Ratio0.529
SputterDC
Max Power Density
(Watts/Square Inch)
100*
Type of BondIndium, Elastomer

* This is a recommendation based on our experience running these materials in KJLC guns. The ratings are based on unbonded targets and are material specific. Bonded targets should be run at lower powers to prevent bonding failures. Bonded targets should be run at 20 Watts/Square Inch or lower, depending on the material.

* Suggested maximum power densities are based on using a sputter up orientation with optimal thermal transfer from target to the sputter cathode cooling well. Using other sputtering orientations or if there is a poor thermal interface between target to sputter cathode cooling well may require a reduction in suggested maximum power density and/or application of a thermal transfer paste. Please contact techinfo@lesker.com for specific power recommendations.


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.

Notes:
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Ordering Table

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Material Description Size Purity Compatible Guns Notes Part Number Price In Stock Add To Cart
Material Description Size Purity Compatible Guns Notes Part Number Price In Stock Add To Cart
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE 1.00" DIAMETER X 0.125" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL 1.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick 99.99% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTAGXX401A2 $220.00 In Stock
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE 1.00" DIAMETER X 0.250" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL 1.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.99% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTAGXX401A4 $265.00 In Stock
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 2.00" DIAMETER X 0.125"THICK, +/-0.010" ALL 2.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick 99.99% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTAGXX402A2 $225.00 In Stock
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 2.00" DIAMETER X 0.250" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL 2.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.99% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTAGXX402A4 $363.00 In Stock
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 2.00" DIAMETER X 0.250" THICK, D&T 2-56 CENTER HOLE, 0.133" DEEP, +/-0.010" ALL, W/ KEEPER 2.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.99% U.S. Gun EJTAGXX402K4 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 2.00" DIAMETER X 0.250" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL, W/ KEEPER, FOR 2" TORUS MAG KEEPER 2.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.99% TORUS Mag Keeper 2 2 EJTAGXX402TK4 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 3.00" DIAMETER X 0.125"THICK, +/-0.010" ALL 3.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick 99.99% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTAGXX403A2 $332.00 In Stock
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 3.00" DIAMETER X 0.250" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL 3.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.99% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTAGXX403A4 $480.00 In Stock
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 3.00" DIAMETER X 0.250" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL, , W/ KEEPER, FOR 3" TORUS MAG KEEPER 3.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.99% TORUS Mag Keeper 3 2 EJTAGXX403TK4 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 4.00" DIAMETER X 0.125" THICK, +/-0.010" DIA, +/-0.005" THK 4.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick 99.99% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTAGXX404A2 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 4.00" DIAMETER X 0.250"THICK, +/-0.010" ALL 4.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.99% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTAGXX404A4 P.O.R. In Stock
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 57MM DIAMETER X 0.1MM THICK, +/-0.25MM DIA, +0.125MM/-0 THK, FOR KJL108 57mm Dia. x 0.1mm Thick 99.99% KJL81005 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET FOR KJL108, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 57MM DIAMETER X 0.2MM THICK, +/-0.125MM ALL 57mm Dia. x 0.2mm Thick 99.99% KJL81039 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 57MM DIAMETER X 0.3MM THICK, +/-0.25MM DIAMETER, +/-0.05MM THICK 57mm Dia. x 0.3mm Thick 99.99% KJL81041 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 57MM DIAMETER X 0.5MM THICK, +0/-0.25MM DIA, +/-0.125MM THK 57mm Dia. x 0.5mm Thick 99.99% KJL81049 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 57MM DIAMETER X 1MM THICK, +/-0.25MM DIA, +/-0.1MM THICK 57mm Dia. x 1mm Thick 99.99% KJL81026 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 57MM DIAMETER X 2MM THICK, +/-0.25MM DIA, +/-0.1MM THICK 57mm Dia. x 2mm Thick 99.99% KJL81075 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 6.00" DIAMETER X 0.250" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL 6.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.99% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTAGXX406A4 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE 8.00"DIAMETER X 0.250"THICK, +0/-.010" ALL 8.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.99% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTAGXX408A4 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
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 Notes: 
1.
Dimensions vary by sputtering gun. Review sputtering gun manual to determine appropriate target size.
2.
Bonded assemblies to be used in TORUS Mag Keeper guns require Elastomer bonding.

Bonded Assemblies Ordering Table

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Material Description Target Size Purity Bonding Type Backing Plate Size Compatible Guns Notes Part Number Price In Stock Add To Cart
Material Description Target Size Purity Bonding Type Backing Plate Size Compatible Guns Notes Part Number Price In Stock Add To Cart
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 1.00" DIAMETER X 0.125" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL, INDIUM BONDED TO COPPER BACKING PLATE, OFHC 101, Cu, 1.00" DIAMETER X 0.125" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL 1.00" Dia x 0.125" Thick 99.99% Indium 1.00" Dia x 0.125" Thick Most Standard Guns 1 EJUAGXX401A4 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 2.00" DIAMETER X 0.125" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL, INDIUM BONDED TO COPPER BACKING PLATE, OFHC 101, Cu, 2.00" DIAMETER X 0.125" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL 2.00" Dia x 0.125" Thick 99.99% Indium 2.00" Dia x 0.125" Thick Most Standard Guns 1 EJUAGXX402A4 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 3.00" DIAMETER X 0.125" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL, INDIUM BONDED TO COPPER BACKING PLATE, OFHC 101, Cu, 3.00" DIAMETER X 0.125" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL 3.00" Dia x 0.125" Thick 99.99% Indium 3.00" Dia x 0.125" Thick Most Standard Guns 1 EJUAGXX403A4 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability
Silver SILVER TARGET, Ag, 99.99% PURE, 3.00" DIAMETER X 0.125"THICK, +/-0.010" ALL, ELASTOMER BONDED TO COPPER BACKING PLATE, OFHC 101, Cu, 3.00" DIAMETER X 0.125" THICK, +/-0.010" ALL, W/ KEEPER AND SCREW, FOR 3" TORUS MAG KEEPER 3.00" Dia x 0.125" Thick 99.99% Elastomer 3.00" Dia x 0.125" Thick TORUS Mag Keeper 3 2 EJUAGXX403TK4 P.O.R. Contact KJLC for Availability

 Notes: 
1.
Dimensions vary by sputtering gun. Review sputtering gun manual to determine appropriate target size.
2.
Bonded assemblies to be used in TORUS Mag Keeper guns require Elastomer bonding.
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