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Sputter Coaters & Carbon Coaters

 Sputter Coaters & Carbon Coaters

Canemco offers the full range of Agar Series coating units. They offer the microscopist the widest choice of options for specimen coating in SEM and TEM.

 


Manual Sputter Coater

This is a simple to use, basic sputter coater for gold deposition of SEM specimens. The coater is fitted with a cool magnetron type sputtering head with 57mm diameter gold target, which gives efficient sputtering with minimal heating. The sputter current can be set independently of the gas pressure. The gas pressure is controlled by  a manual leak valve. The vacuum status and sputter current are displayed on the panel meter. Coating time is set by a timer with a digital readout and stored in the memory.


Chamber size: 120 x 120 mm, the adjustable height specimen table will accept up to 12 pin type stubs or can be used as a platform for other types of specimen stubs.

 A vacuum feed through is provided for the optional Film Thickness Monitor (#7348)

Catalog #

Description

Qty

7340 Agar Manual sputter coater Each
7366 Pumping system Each
Please use the catalog number and description when ordering.

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Automatic Sputter Coater


A 57mm Diameter, 0.1mm thick Gold target is fitted as standard. Au/Pd, Pt, Pt/Pd targets are available as an option.


Holds 12 SEM pin type specimen stubs.

This is a more advanced sputter coater where the complete sequence of flush, leak, coat and vent is automatically controlled. The solenoid operated leak valve allows the gas pressure to return automatically to pre-set conditions. The coater can also be operated in the manual mode if required. The sputter current is set by a digital programmer and is independent of the gas pressure. Sputtering current up to 40mA allows a range of different target materials e.g. AU/Pd, to be efficiently sputtered by the magnetron head. Coating time can be set, stored and displayed by the digital timer. Further automation can be achieved with the addition of the a Terminating Film Thickness Monitor. With this fitted, the desired thickness can be entered and the sputtering process is automatically terminated once this thickness has been obtained.


Chamber size: 120 mm x 120 mm.
 

Catalog #

Description

Qty

7341 Agar automatic sputter coater Each
7366 Pumping system Each
7348 Film thickness monitor Each
7349 Terminating film thickness monitor Each
Please use the catalog number and description when ordering.

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Canemco offers one of the widest ranges of spare Targets for Sputter Coaters available in the industry. Targets are  available for a number of well known makes of sputter coaters


Pumping System

This compact pumping system is designed for use with the Agar Coating Units. The 2m3/hr two stage rotary pump is mounted on an anti vibration platform and is equipped with an oil-mist filter. The metal bellows with KF fittings provide a short wide bore connection for maximum pumping efficiency. Pump down time to 0.1 mbar is 30 seconds.

The dual pumping system includes an additional bellows, KF fittings and a changeover valve which enables the combination of the Agar sputter coater and Agar carbon coater to be operated from a single pump. An upgrade kit is also available to fit to existing pumps.

Catalog #

Description

Qty

7366 Pumping system for Agar coaters Each
7736 Dual pumping system for Agar coaters Each
7379 Dual pumping system upgrade kit Each
Please use the catalog number and description when ordering.

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SEM Carbon Coater

The SEM carbon coater is a dedicated unit for routine coating of SEM and microprobe samples where a conductive low atomic number coating is required. The stand alone system eliminates the possible cross contamination which can occur when using multipurpose coaters.


The dual shaped carbon rod source with unique current feedback control gives highly reproducible deposition rates using the same current settings. The source produces a high rate of evaporation with minimal specimen heating. Coating can be carried out using continuous or pulsed modes. Vacuum status or source current are displayed on a meter with manual switch-over. Equipped with a port to accept the optional film thickness monitor. (Catalog # 7348)


Chamber size: 120 mm x 120 mm.

Catalog #

Description

Qty

7367

Agar SEM carbon coater Each
7366 Pumping system Each
7348 Film thickness monitor Each
Please use the catalog number and description when ordering.

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Film Thickness Monitor

A microprocessor based film thickness monitor for use with the Agar Coating Units. The system uses a 6MHz quartz crystal oscillator mounted in a crystal holder. The control unit has a digital readout which displays coating thickness directly in nanometers with a resolution of 0.1nm. A dual memory is provided for storage of two target densities. A tooling factor can also be entered to compensate for differences in specimen and crystal position.  An upgrade kit allows the single control unit to be shared between two Agar coaters. Alternative vacuum feed-through are available to allow the thickness monitor to be fitted to other coating units.
 

Catalog #

Description

Qty

7348 Agar film thickness monitor Each
7386 Film thickness monitor upgrade kit Each
7732 Quartz crystals, 6MHz. - DISCONTINUED 10/pkg
Please use the catalog number and description when ordering.


Film Thickness Monitor with Terminator


This unit is designed for use with the Agar automatic sputter coater. Desired thickness can be entered using the scroll keys. The control unit can then be used to terminate the sputtering process once the pre-set thickness has been reached.

Catalog #

Description

Qty

 7349 Agar terminating film thickness monitor Each
Please use the catalog number and description when ordering.

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Pre-shaped Carbon Rods


Shaped carbon rods made from spectroscopically pure carbon, are available in 3.1mm and 6.3 mm diameters.


The advantages of using these rods are:

  • Reproducible carbon film thickness, due to the
    standard tip length.
  • Less evaporation current is needed, thereby reducing the possibility of specimen damage from radiant heat.

Please also see our full line of vacuum evaporation supplies

Catalog #

Description

Qty

613 Shaped carbon rods, 3.1 mm dia, 50mm long, 10/pkg
614 Shaped carbon rods, 6.1 mm dia, 50mm long, 10/pkg
Please use the catalog number and description when ordering.

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Carbon Fibre



Carbon fibre is an economically priced consumable for the carbon coater and sputter coater with a carbon fiber attachment. This fibre provides a  reproducible, uniform, deposition. The carbon braid is thicker, high density, 2.6mm diameter for carbon deposition with evaporators.
 

Catalog #

Description

Qty

678 Carbon fibre  1meter/pkg Pkg
678-1 Carbon fiber, 2.6mm dia. 1 meter/pkg Pkg
Please use the catalog number and description when ordering.


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Spare Parts

Replacement spare parts including glass chambers,
gaskets, valves and vacuum gauges can be supplied for
current and older models of Agar, Polaron/Biorad/VG
and Edwards coating units.


Please specify the make and model number of the  coating unit.

 Contact customer service at canliv@canemco.com

or 1-877-633-0550

Other spares include replacement quartz crystals for use with the Polaron film thickness monitor.

 

Catalog #

Description

Qty

7425 Quartz crystals, for Polaron FTM 3/pkg
Please use the catalog number and description when ordering.

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Online Catalogs

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