Molybdenum sputtering target can form films on various kinds of substrates, which are widely used as electronic components and products. In this article, let’s look at some main uses of molybdenum sputtering targets.
Properties of Molybdenum Sputtering Target
Molybdenum sputter target shares properties with their source material, either pure molybdenum or molybdenum alloy. Molybdenum is a metal element mainly used in steel, most of which is directly used for steelmaking or cast iron after industrial molybdenum oxide pressing, while a small amount of molybdenum is smelted into molybdenum-iron or molybdenum foil before being used for steelmaking. It can enhance the strength, hardness, weldability, and toughness of the alloy, as well as its high-temperature resistance and corrosion resistance.
Uses of Molybdenum Sputtering Targets for Flat Panel Display
In the electronics industry, uses of molybdenum sputtering targets mainly inxlude planar display, thin film solar cell electrode and wiring material and semiconductor barrier layer materials, which are based on molybdenum with the high melting point, high conductivity, low specific impedance, good corrosion resistance and good environmental performance. Molybdenum has the advantages of specific impedance and membrane stress only half that of chromium, and there is no environmental pollution problem, so it has become one of the preferred materials for sputter target of the flat panel display. Besides that, the use of molybdenum in the components of LCD can greatly improve the performance of LCD in brightness, contrast, color, and life.
One of the main market uses of molybdenum sputtering targets is TFT-LCD in the planar display industry. Market research shows that the next few years will be the peak of LCD development, with an annual growth rate of about 30%. With the development of LCD, the consumption of the target material of LCD sputtering will also increase rapidly, with an annual growth rate of about 20%.
Uses of Molybdenum Sputtering Targets for Thin-film Solar Photovoltaic Cells
Apart from the planar display industry, the uses of molybdenum sputtering targets on thin-film solar photovoltaic cells are also increasing with the development of new energy industry.
CIGS is an important type of solar cell used to convert sunlight into electric power. CIGS consists of four elements: copper (Cu), indium (In), gallium (Ga), and selenium (Se). The full name of it is called copper indium gallium selenide thin film solar cell. CIGS has many advantages such as strong light absorption capacity, good power generation stability, high conversion efficiency, long power generation time during the day, high power generation, low production cost and short energy recovery period.
The target material of molybdenum mainly forms the electrode layer of CIGS thin film battery by splatter plating. Molybdenum is at the bottom of the solar cell. As the back contact of the solar cell, it plays an important role in nucleation, growth, and morphology of CIGS thin film crystal.
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