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Title: Source replenishment device for vacuum deposition

Abstract

A material source replenishment device for use with a vacuum deposition apparatus is described. The source replenishment device comprises an intermittent motion producing gear arrangement disposed within the vacuum deposition chamber. An elongated rod having one end operably connected to the gearing arrangement is provided with a multiarmed head at the opposite end disposed adjacent the heating element of the vacuum deposition apparatus. An inverted U-shaped source material element is releasably attached to the outer end of each arm member whereby said multiarmed head is moved to locate a first of said material elements above said heating element, whereupon said multiarmed head is lowered to engage said material element with the heating element and further lowered to release said material element on the heating element. After vaporization of said material element, second and subsequent material elements may be provided to the heating element without the need for opening the vacuum deposition apparatus to the atmosphere.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6761569
Application Number:
ON: DE87007248
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; VACUUM COATING; VACUUM SYSTEMS; SAMPLE CHANGERS; FILAMENTS; MECHANICAL TRANSMISSIONS; SURFACE COATING; THIN FILMS; VAPOR DEPOSITED COATINGS; COATINGS; DEPOSITION; FILMS; MACHINE PARTS; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Hill, R A. Source replenishment device for vacuum deposition. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Hill, R A. Source replenishment device for vacuum deposition. United States.
Hill, R A. Thu . "Source replenishment device for vacuum deposition". United States.
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abstractNote = {A material source replenishment device for use with a vacuum deposition apparatus is described. The source replenishment device comprises an intermittent motion producing gear arrangement disposed within the vacuum deposition chamber. An elongated rod having one end operably connected to the gearing arrangement is provided with a multiarmed head at the opposite end disposed adjacent the heating element of the vacuum deposition apparatus. An inverted U-shaped source material element is releasably attached to the outer end of each arm member whereby said multiarmed head is moved to locate a first of said material elements above said heating element, whereupon said multiarmed head is lowered to engage said material element with the heating element and further lowered to release said material element on the heating element. After vaporization of said material element, second and subsequent material elements may be provided to the heating element without the need for opening the vacuum deposition apparatus to the atmosphere.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {5}
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