Sputter Coating

Sputter coating is a specialization of the sputtering technique designed to coat a substrate with gold. This is achieved by bombarding a material with argon causing the atoms on the surface of the material to vaporize and coating everything inside the vacuum chamber. This technique is used to coat a non-conducing sample with up to 20 [nm] of gold to improve the imaging performance scanning electron microscopy.

Denton Desk II

Sample Size< 60 [mm]
Target MaterialAu
Deposition Rate0.5 [nm/s]


Core Technology

Core TechnologyDescription
SOP: Denton Desk IIThis document is the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the Denton Desk II sputter coater at UHNF. This SOP serves as a foundation for initial training and ensures that the equipment can be operated correctly, by everyone, the first time.
SSP: Denton Desk IIThis is a service manual we developed for the Denton Desk II sputter coater at UHNF. This document ensures that any staff can effectively perform routine service or repairs effectively, quickly and at significantly lower cost. This document is restricted to equipment custodians. Contact us for access.