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Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) Corporation is a global supplier of various sputtering targets such as metals, alloys, oxides, ceramic materials. We update every week about news and knowledge of sputtering targets and evaporation materials. Here are the blogs we published previously.

Metal Sputtering Targets List for Thin Film Coating

Introduction Thin film coating technologies rely heavily on metal sputtering targets, which are essential in various industries, including semiconductors, optics, and solar energy. These targets are subjected to high-energy ion bombardment to eject particles that form thin films on substrates. The choice of metal sputtering target material significantly affects the properties and performance of the...
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Transparent Conductive Oxides film

ITO vs. FTO Films as Transparent Conductive Oxides (TCOs)

Transparent conductive oxides (TCOs) are materials that possess the unique combination of being both electrically conductive and optically transparent. These materials are critical in a variety of modern technologies, including displays, solar cells, and touch screens. Among the most widely used TCOs are Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and Fluorine-doped Tin Oxide (FTO). This article explores...
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PVD VS. CVD

PVD vs. CVD: In-Depth Comparison

Introduction Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) are prominent coating processes used in various industries to enhance the surface properties of materials. These processes provide protective and functional coatings that improve hardness, wear resistance, and other surface characteristics. This article provides an extensive comparison between PVD and CVD, delving into their mechanisms,...
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Revolutionizing Heat Storage with Stripe-Type-Lambda-Trititanium-Pentoxide

Introduction In recent advancements within material science, researchers at the University of Tokyo have made a significant discovery that could revolutionize heat storage technology. This new material, stripe-type-lambda-trititanium-pentoxide (λ-Ti₃O₅), showcases exceptional heat absorption and release properties, making it a game-changer for various industrial applications. Understanding the properties and potential applications of this material can help...
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Sapphire Wafer

The Superiority of CVD Diamond Wafers Over Sapphire

Introduction In the realm of semiconductor manufacturing, the choice of substrate material is critical, directly impacting the performance and durability of the end product. Semiconductor substrates serve as the foundational layer for the deposition of various electronic circuits, and their material properties can significantly influence the efficiency and functionality of these devices. Among the various...
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Exploring Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide: Properties, Applications, and Technological Advances

Exploring Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide: Properties, Applications, and Technological Advances

Introduction Transparent Conductive Oxides (TCOs) are pivotal materials in the field of modern technology, bridging the gap between optical transparency and electrical conductivity. Among these, Aluminum-doped Zinc Oxide (AZO) stands out as a particularly efficient TCO, offering a combination of transparency, conductivity, and affordability that is crucial for a variety of applications ranging from solar...
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CVD Diamond Wafers Revolutionizing Industries

Introduction Synthetic diamonds, particularly those produced by Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), represent a significant technological advancement that blends centuries of curiosity and modern scientific ingenuity. Historically, diamonds have been highly sought after not only for their aesthetic value but also for their remarkable physical properties. Researchers like Isaac Newton have studied these properties, paving the...
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Main Methods of PVD Coating

Main Methods of PVD Coating

Introduction Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is a critical technique used extensively in the manufacturing industry to enhance the surface properties of materials. This process involves the deposition of thin films of material onto various substrates, which can include metals, glass, ceramics, and plastics. PVD is celebrated for its ability to significantly improve the hardness, wear...
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