Chromium will begin to evaporate at temperatures less than its melting point. Chromium melts at 1,857°C. It will have a vapor pressure of 10-4 Torr at just 1,157°C. Because chromium will sublime, the material may not actually melt during deposition.
EVS20A015W boat used to evaporate chrome pieces (left) next to a new boat.
The chrome pieces are shown outside of the boat.
These were left after depositing a 2000 angstrom thick chrome film.
Category: Evaporation Sources
Sub-Category: Crucibles and Crucible Heaters