Sputtering Fundamentals

Sputtering is a physical process that takes place in a vacuum. A wide range of materials may be sputtered including metals, alloys and ceramics. Here are some of the questions that will be answered in this section.

What is sputtering?

Atoms from a solid target material are ejected due to bombardment of the material by energetic ions or neutral particles from an inert gas. Read more >

What is a magnetron?

A magnetron is comprised of a cathode (electron source), an anode (electron collector) and a combined electric and magnetic field. Read more >