Thin Film Deposition
INFICON market-leading thin film deposition controllers, monitors and QCM measurement instruments control deposition rate and thickness of the most complex processes with unsurpassed measurement speed and precision. Enhanced software and logic I/O features allow our thin film deposition controllers/QCM measurement instruments to be fully integrated into the vacuum system for automatic process control. To control less complex processes, use INFICON economical, precision controllers, monitors and QCM measurement instruments that measure films with 100 times more precision than conventional techniques.
The typical QCM system includes a quartz crystal which is the sensing device, a crystal holder (sensor) which holds the crystal and provides electrical connections to the crystal, an oscillator (or XIU for ModeLock instruments) which drives the crystal, and a controller or monitor that reads the deposition rate and thickness and stores process parameters. INFICON provides both complete QCM systems as well as individual components designed for research applications.
From the simplest to the most complex process, INFICON provides superior value.
News: INFICON Acquires Sycon Instruments to provide a more complete product range for thin film coating processes. Visit the Sycon Instruments website.
Deposition ControllersA deposition controller allows rate control of your deposition process using a QCM sensor. From the most basic to the most feature laden, INFICON offers a deposition controller to meet your needs.
Deposition MonitorsA deposition monitor is similar to a deposition controller, but simpler for applications where no rate control or complex system integration is needed. INFICON Deposition Monitors give you the reliable, industry leading quality you expect from INFICON in a simple, easy to use package.
Sycon Instruments, An INFICON BrandSycon Instruments' products include deposition rate/thickness monitors and controllers, and electron beam deposition control products for thin film coating processes. Product information can be found at www.sycon.com.
Quartz Crystal Sensors and FeedthroughsA sensor houses and cools the quartz crystal and also makes the electrical connection between the crystal and the feedthrough. INFICON sensors are available in a wide range of configurations and are also available in sensor/feedthrough combinations for a complete custom solution!
Quartz Monitor Crystals for Vacuum ApplicationsThe quartz crystal is the rate and thickness sensing element in a QCM system. These crystals are for use in vacuum applications with any standard INFICON monitor or controller and an INFICON (or other make) single, dual, or multi-crystal sensor.
Offering a wide variety of crystals and packaging, INFICON can get you the crystals you want, when you want them.
EIES (Electron Impact Emission Spectroscopy)EIES is an alternative rate/thickness monitoring technology for certain applications where a QCM is not ideal. INFICON's Guardian EIES controller is the answer you're looking for.
Electron Beam Gun Crucible IndexersAn E-beam gun crucible indexer installs into your system and can automatically rotate your multi-pocket crucible to the correct pocket. This can be integrated with most INFICON deposition controllers.