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IMPULSE™ 2-2 Pulsed Power Module feature a positive kick function.

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IMPULSE™ 2-2 Pulsed Power Module feature a positive kick function.

Sep 01, 2017 -

IMPULSE™ 2-2 Pulsed Power Module is available in single and dual configurations. Enabling high-power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS), the unit offers both front panel and remote control options with up to five user-selectable storage presets. Module’s positive kick function increases deposition rate, clearing charges and broadens the process envelope. The dual configuration model can power two independent sources up to 2 kW each.

Kurt J. Lesker Co. - Jefferson Hills, PA

Original Press Release

The Kurt J. Lesker Company Redesigns IMPULSE 2-2 for More Effective High-Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS)

Press release date: Aug 29, 2017

The Kurt J. Lesker Company® (KJLC®) announces the redesigned IMPULSE™ 2-2 pulsed power module that enables High-Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS) when coupled with a conventional DC sputtering power supply. HiPIMS is a pulsed power physical vapor deposition technique that utilizes high amplitude but low duty cycle pulses during which large fractions of sputtered atoms are ionized, resulting in a target-rich plasma. The enhanced plasma creates films with higher density, better adhesion, and improved microstructural properties.

The new CE-marked design introduces a positive kick option in addition to the standard afterglow feature. The positive kick function engages after the main negative pulse to enhance ion transport to the substrate, thus increasing deposition rate, clearing charges, and broadening the process envelope. With a 2 kW output, this power supply is perfect for cathodes up to four inches in diameter.

The highly affordable IMPULSE 2-2 is offered in both single and dual configurations. The dual configuration can power two independent sources up to 2 kW each, with a max power of 4 kW if a master/slave option is used. You can also utilize one of the units for a DC bias on the substrate while using the other for HIPIMS on a single source.

The IMPULSE HiPIMS supply has both front panel and remote control options with up to five user-selectable storage presets. Units are in stock for immediate delivery. Detailed technical information and process support can be found at: www.lesker.com/go/impulse.

For more information please contact us at 1-800-245-1656 or e-mail us at salesus@lesker.com.

About Kurt J. Lesker Company

The Kurt J. Lesker Company (KJLC), founded in 1954, is a global manufacturer and distributor of vacuum components and systems for the high- and ultra high vacuum equipment market. For more information, visit www.Lesker.com

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Bill Zinn

Marketing Specialist

Kurt J. Lesker Company

412.387.9007

billz@lesker.com