Q150R Plus: Rotary Pumped Coater for Noble Metals Sputtering

The Q150R Plus from Quorum Technologies is ideal for use with Tungsten/LaB6 SEM and Benchtop SEM.

Typical Uses

The Q150R S and ES Plus can be used to sputter coat noble metals.

Suggested for magnifications:

  • Up to x 50k using Au, Au/Pd
  • Up to x 100k using Pt (optional)

The Q150R E and ES Plus can be used for carbon cord coating for elemental analysis.

Ladybird larvae hair coated 10 nm Au x 2.5 k magnification

Ladybird larvae hair coated 10 nm Au x 2.5 k magnification. Image Credit: Quorum Technologies.

Key Features

  • New touch and swipe capacitive screen
  • Can realize vacuum of 2 x 10−3 mbar
  • New multi-color LED visual status indicator
  • USB port for upgrading and downloading log files
  • 16 GB memory can store over 1000 recipes
  • Multiple-user profiles can be configured on a single machine
  • Interchangeable stage options and plug-in heads
  • New software sorts recipes per user, based on recent use

The Q150R Plus Comes in Three Configurations

  • Q150R E Plus—an automatic carbon cord coater that can be used for SEM applications such as WDS and EDS
  • Q150R S Plus—an automatic sputter coater that can be used for non-oxidizing metals. Available sputtering targets include gold/palladium, gold, and platinum.
  • Q150R ES Plus—an integrated system that can carry out sputtering as well as carbon coating. The deposition heads can be exchanged in a matter of seconds.

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