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Molybdenum (Mo) Sputtering Targets

Molybdenum (Mo) 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.

Molybdenum (Mo) General Information

Molybdenum is categorized as a transition metal on the Periodic Table. It is metallic grey in appearance with a melting point of 2,617°C, a density of 10.2 g/cc, and a vapor pressure of 10-4 Torr at 2,117°C. Due to its strength and high melting point, molybdenum is primarily alloyed with other metals to make corrosion resistant materials and can be found in tools, aircraft parts, and electrical contacts. Molybdenum is evaporated under vacuum to make advanced displays, semiconductors, and sensors.

Molybdenum (Mo) Specifications

Material TypeMolybdenum
SymbolMo
Atomic Weight95.96
Atomic Number42
Color/AppearanceGrey, Metallic
Thermal Conductivity139 W/m.K
Melting Point (°C)2,617
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion4.8 x 10-6/K
Theoretical Density (g/cc)10.2
Z Ratio0.257
SputterDC
Max Power Density
(Watts/Square Inch)
150*
Type of BondIndium, Elastomer
CommentsFilms smooth, hard. Careful degas required.

* 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.


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.

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Ordering Table

Material Size Purity Compatible Guns Notes Part Number Price In Stock Add To
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Material Size Purity Compatible Guns Notes Part Number Price In Stock Add To
Cart
Molybdenum 1.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick 99.95% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTMOXX351A2 P.O.R. In Stock
Molybdenum 1.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.95% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTMOXX351A4 P.O.R. In Stock
Molybdenum 2.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick 99.95% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTMOXX352A2 $157.00 Call for Availability
Molybdenum 2.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.95% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTMOXX352A4 $177.00 In Stock
Molybdenum 2.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.95% U.S. Gun - EJTMOXX352K4 P.O.R. Call for Availability
Molybdenum 2.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.95% TORUS Mag Keeper 2 2 EJTMOXX352TK4 P.O.R. In Stock
Molybdenum 3.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick 99.95% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTMOXX353A2 $162.00 In Stock
Molybdenum 3.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.95% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTMOXX353A4 $189.00 In Stock
Molybdenum 3.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.95% U.S. Gun - EJTMOXX353K4 P.O.R. Call for Availability
Molybdenum 3.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.95% TORUS Mag Keeper 3 2 EJTMOXX353TK4 P.O.R. In Stock
Molybdenum 4.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick 99.95% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTMOXX354A2 $166.00 Call for Availability
Molybdenum 4.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.95% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTMOXX354A4 $238.00 In Stock
Molybdenum 4.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.95% TORUS Mag Keeper 4 2 EJTMOXX354TK4 P.O.R. Call for Availability
Molybdenum 57mm Dia. x 0.25mm Thick 99.95% - - KJL81020 P.O.R. Call for Availability
Molybdenum 6.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick 99.95% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTMOXX356A2 P.O.R. Call for Availability
Molybdenum 6.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.95% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTMOXX356A4 P.O.R. Call for Availability
Molybdenum 8.00" Dia. x 0.125" Thick 99.95% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTMOXX358A2 P.O.R. Call for Availability
Molybdenum 8.00" Dia. x 0.250" Thick 99.95% Most Standard Guns 1 EJTMOXX358A4 P.O.R. Call 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.