Learning Center

Ion Beam 101 – If you are new and just starting out with lots of questions.


Below are our archives for technical notes, white papers and other tidbits.

Process

Ion Beam Sputtering – a brief description.

Ion Assisted Deposition – a brief description.

Assist influence on mirror coatings.

Ion Assist – an in-depth look at ion energy.

IBAD coatings: tracking uniformity changes.

IBAD coatings: rate sensitivity for SiO2.

IBAD coatings: assist influence on deposition plume.

IBAD coatings: long duration QCM rate stability.

Film stress modification using assist beam.

Minimize QCM rate drift in SiO2.

Quartz Crystal – control.

Quartz Crystal – sensitivity with IBAD.

run data

Grid Styles – A quick selection guide for choosing the appropriate grid assembly.

3 cm DC source files: typical run data or beam coverage

6 cm RF source files: typical run data or beam coverage

8 cm DC source files: typical run data or beam coverage

12 cm RF source files: typical run data or beam coverage

13 cm DC source files: typical run data or beam coverage

16 cm RF source files: typical run data or beam coverage

Linear RF source files: typical run data or beam coverage

source help

Source Type – A quick selection guide for choosing the appropriate ion beam source.

RF source care – discharge chamber.

RF source care – antenna.

RF matching network – tuning issues.

– a 5 minute video that shows how to install an IBEAM 703.

– a 3 minute video that shows normal RF source operation.

grid care

Minimize graphite grid arcing.

Grid cleaning – general note.

Grid cleaning – media blast suggestions.

Grid spacing – technical note.

RFN help

Radio frequency neutralizer (RFN) – general care.

Installation of a new collector.