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Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology Ships Ionfab500 to Key Customer in Asia.

Published on September 28, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Leaders in etch, deposition and growth systems and processes, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology, will shortly be shipping an Ionfab500 ion beam system to a key customer in Asia.

Designed for ultra high quality optical thin films, the Ionfab500Plus was launched in 1983 and was the world’s first commercial ion beam sputter deposition system for ring laser gyroscope manufacture. In recent years customers have demonstrated mirrors exhibiting < 20ppm on a commercially available system using the Ionfab500Plus.

Comments Mark Vosloo, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology’s Sales Director, “The Ionfab500Plus Ion Beam Deposition System has been developed for customers demanding high throughput. This is delivered by the use of the 4 x 10” planetary substrates and the ability to use 14” targets. Another key benefit to customers requiring high throughput is the use of up to 3 targets, meaning that different material layers may be deposited without breaking vacuum.”

Based in the UK, with offices worldwide, Oxford Instruments works closely with their customers to develop new and customised processes according to their application needs, and tailors equipment for their precise application.

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