Thin Film Vacuum Deposition Cluster Tool Delivered to Naval Research Laboratory

Clairton, PA. - Kurt J. Lesker Company recently shipped a multi-technique, production grade cluster tool to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. Various stations of the cluster tool operate in high and ultra high vacuum and make use of advanced physical vapor deposition (PVD) processes, including magnetron sputtering, electron beam and thermal evaporation, and ion assisted deposition for film modification. These processes will create advanced material libraries utilized in novel photovoltaic applications, as well as other applications. There is capability to add analytical tools for in-situ thin film analysis including XPS, Auger, and other advanced surface and interface measurement techniques.

This tool further establishes Kurt J. Lesker Company as a leading supplier of thin film equipment to the solar and photovoltaic cell R&D community.

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 contact:
David Collins, Product Manager,

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