DST1, Turbo – Pumped Desk Sputter Coater

The magnetron desk sputter coater model DST1 is a compact coating system with ability to coat semiconductors, dielectrics and metals (oxidizing and non-oxidizing). Uniform thin films with fine-grain sizes are formed in a fast cycle time.

The DST1 is equipped with a magnetron cathode with diameter of the cathode could be 2-4 inches depending on the requirement. 

DST1 - 2

The DST1-2 is configured as a sputter coater and fiber carbon coater (optional) with interchangeable heads in one instrument suitable for Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) sample preparation.

This high vacuum coater offers high quality uniform films with fine grain sizes which are suitable for specimens that require high resolution and high quality characterization such as FE-SEM, EDS/WDS, TEM, and EBSD.

The DST1-2 with a 2'' magnetron cathode, 300 W RF power supply (optional) with matching box, 80 W switching DC power supply and high current power supply for carbon evaporation (optional), could be used for research and different thin film applications


DST1 – 4

DST1 – 4 The large chamber DST1-4 with a 4'' magnetron cathode, water-cooled, is ideally suitable for coating  large specimens with diameters of up to 15 cm, or multiple smaller specimens over a similar diameter.
The unlimited sputtering time makes it suitable for deposition of thick layer.

The system is equipped with 800 W DC power supplies, 300 W RF power supply (optional) with matching box. The system can deposit wide ranges of materials on different surfaces for thin film applications such as Micro & Nano electronic and SEM sample preparation

  • High vacuum turbo pump.
    Diaphragm backing pump.
    Full range vacuum gauge.
    Carbon fiber evaporation (DST1-2).
    Pulsed or flash carbon fiber coating modes (DST1-2).
    High precision quartz crystal thickness monitor.
    Intuitive touch screen to control the coating process and rapid data input
    User friendly software that can be updated via network.
    Controls coating rate to achieve finer grain structures.
    Manual or automatic Timed and Thickness sputtering.
    Able to record and plot coating parameters graphs.
    Equipped with electronic shutter.
    Easy-to-change specimen stages (rotation stage as standard).
    Two-year warranty.

Touch screen control with colored display

The DST1 desk sputter coater is equipped with a 7'' colored touch screen and full automatic control and data input that can be operated by even inexperienced users. The vacuum, current and deposition information can be observed as digital data or curves on the touch screen. Information of the last 300 coatings can be saved in the history page.



Pulsed Carbon Fiber Evaporation


The small chamber, desk vacuum sputter /carbon coater is able to perform pulsed carbon fiber evaporation. Short pulses provide more controlled deposition and significantly reduces the amount of debris associated with traditional carbon deposition.


Sample Stages


The DST1 can be equipped with different sample stage configurations depending on the user requirements. The sample stages are rotatable with adjustable height that can be changed easily.

The rotary planetary sample stage is a good choice for uniform coating of porous specimens.
Sample Stages

Clean Vacuum

The vacuum chamber is a Cylindrical Pyrex with 300 mm OD and 200 mm H (DST1-4) / 170 mm OD x 140 mm H (DST1-2). The DST1 is fitted with an internally mounted turbomolecular pump, backed by a diaphragm pump which introduces clean vacuum without oil contamination which normally present in ordinary diffusion pump.



Ultimate Vacuum: Less than 2x10-6 torr.
Controls the rate of sputtering to achieve finer grain structure.
Automatically controls the power of sputtering independent of pressure.
Precision Mass Flow meter (MFC) for fine control of the vacuum  pressure
Able to record and plot coating parameter graphs.
Transfers curves and deposition process data by USB port to PC.
Utilities: 220V- 50HZ- 16A.
Shipping Weight (DST1-2): 28kg.
Shipping Weight (DST1-4): 36kg

Options and Accessories

Desk Sputter coater model DST1 has the flowing options and accessories:

  • Carbon fiber evaporation head (DST1-2).
    High current power supply (DST1-2).
    Substrate bias voltage (DST1-4).
    Substrate heater (DST1-4).
    Quartz crystal.
    Planetary sample rotation (DST1-2).
    Spare glass.
    Sputtering targets.
    Fiber carbon (DST1-2).