Large Chamber Turbo Pumped Sputter Coater

The Q300T T Plus is a large chamber, turbo-pumped coating system, ideally suited for sputtering a single large diameter specimen up to 8"/200 mm or multiple smaller specimens over a similar diameter. Ideal for thin-film applications and SEM/FE-SEM. It is fitted with three sputtering heads to ensure even deposition of individual large specimens or multiple specimens.

NB: Please note it is not possible to sequentially sputter three different sputtering metals from each sputtering head – for sequential coating see the Q300T D Plus.

Key Features

  • Ultimate vacuum of 1x10-6 mbar or less possible
  • New touch and swipe capacitive screen
  • USB port for upgrades and download of process log files
  • Multiple-use profiles can be set up on one machine
  • New software sorts recipes per user according to recent use
  • 16GB of memory can store more than 1000 recipes
  • New multi-color LED visual status indicator
  • Interchangeable stage options
  • Three sputter heads for larger area deposition of different materials

Recommended applications for Q300T T Plus

  • Wafer Inspection
  • Multiple sample preparation for SEM

These products are for Research Use Only.

Detachable chamber with built-in implosion guard

Removable glass chamber and easily accessible base and top plate allows for an easy cleaning process. Users can rapidly change the chamber, if necessary, to avoid cross contamination of sensitive samples. Tall chamber option is available for improved uniformity for sputtering and to hold larger substrates.

Triple Target Sputtering System

The Q300T T Plus is fitted with three individual sputtering heads to ensure even deposition of individual large specimens or multiple specimens. For economical coating of small specimens, 'single target' mode can be selected. They are ideal coaters for the preparation of large specimens for examination by SEM, FEG-SEM. To ensure even deposition, the Q300T T Plus coaters are fitted with a rotating specimen stage and three individual magnetron target assemblies, which enhance the efficiency of the process by using low voltages.

Multiple stage options

The Q300T T Plus has specimen stages to meet most requirements. All are easy-change, drop-in style (no screws) and the rotation speed is variable between pre-set limits. Flat rotation stage for 200 mm/8" and 150 mm/6" wafers (fitted as standard).

Safety

The Q300T T Plus meets key industry CE standards

  • All electronic components are protected by covers
  • Implosion guard prevents user injury in event of chamber failure
  • Vacuum interlocks remove power from deposition sources to prevent user exposure to high voltage in event of chamber being opened
  • Overheating protection shuts down power supply

Vacuum control

High vacuum turbo pumping allows sputtering of a wide range of oxidizing and non-oxidizing metals for thin film and electron microscopy applications. Automatic vacuum control which can be pre-programmed to suit the process and material, therefore removing the need for manual intervention or control.

Cool magnetron sputtering

Sputter coating is a technique widely used in various applications; it is possible to create a plasma and sputter metals with high voltage, poor vacuum and no automation. However, this is not suitable for electron microscopy applications because it can heat the sample and result in damage when the plasma interacts with the sample. The Q300T T Plus uses low temperature enhanced-plasma magnetrons optimized for the turbomolecular pump pressures, combined with low current and deposition control, which ensures your sample is protected and uniformly coated.

The Q300T T Plus uses easy-change, 57 mm diameter, disc-style targets which are designed to sputter oxidizing and noble metals. The Q300T T Plus is fitted as standard with a chromium (Cr) sputter target. Other targets options include; Au, Au/Pd, Pt/Pd, Pd, Pt, Cu, Ir, W, ITO and Al, etc.

Pulsed cleaning for Aluminum sputtering

Aluminum (Al) rapidly forms an oxide layer which can be difficult to remove. The Q300T T Plus has a special recipe for Aluminum that reduces the oxide removal time and prevents excessive pre-sputtering of the target.

Film thickness monitor

The Q300T T Plus can be fitted with an optional film thickness monitor (FTM), which measures the coating thickness on a quartz crystal monitor within the chamber, in order to control the coating thickness of material deposited on to the sample.

Specifications

Instrument case 590 mm W x 535 mm D x 420 mm H, total height with coating head open is 772 mm
Weight 36 kg (Packed 59 kg)
Packed dimensions 730 mm W x 630 mm D x 690 mm H
Work chamber Borosilicate glass 300 mm OD x 127 mm H
Safety shield Integral polyethylene terephthalate (PET) cylinder
Display 115.5 mm W x 86.4 mm H (active area), 640 RGB x 480 (display format), capacitive touch color display
User interface Full graphical interface with touch screen buttons, includes features such as a log of the last 1000 coatings and reminders for when maintenance is due
Specimen stage A flat rotation stage for 6" (150 mm) and 8" (200 mm) wafers is fitted as standard.
A rotating/tilt stage and the 'rota cota' rotary tilt stage are also options
Vacuum
Rotary pump 4m3/hr two-stage rotary pump with oil mist filter for the Q300T T Plus
Turbo pump Internally mounted 70 L/s air-cooled
Vacuum measurement Pirani gauge as standard, full range gauge available as an option
Ultimate Vacuum 5 x 10-5 mbar
Typical ultimate vacuum of the pumping system in a clean instrument after pre-pumping and venting with dry nitrogen gas
Sputter vacuum range 5 x 10-2 mbar to 5 x 10-3 mbar
Typical ultimate vacuum of the pumping system in a clean instrument after pre-pumping and venting with dry nitrogen gas
Processes
Sputter Deposition Current Single target: 1 – 140mA
All targets: 60 – 420mA
Services
Gases Process gas argon, 99.999% Nominal 5 psi
Visual status indicator

A large multi-color status indicator light provides a visual indication of the state of the equipment, allowing users to easily identify the status of a progress at a distance.

The indicator LED shows the following states:

  • Initialization
  • Process running
  • Idle
  • Coating in progress
  • Process completed
  • Process ended in fault condition

Audio indication also sounds on completion of the process.

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