H.C. Starck, a worldwide supplier of technical ceramics and refractory metals for aerospace, electronics, energy technology, chemicals, automotive and medical technology, will exhibit sputtering targets for thin film PV (TFPV) applications at the TechCon 2011 trade fair in Chicago, Illinois. The event, hosted by Society of Vacuum Coaters, is scheduled on April 19 and 20 2011.
Concern for sustainable and safe energy solutions has been increasing worldwide and has accelerated the growth of thin film PV production in the U.S. This in turn boosts the demand for various sputtering targets. To meet this demand, Fabricated Products Group of H.C. Starck has developed high performance sputtering targets for TFPV applications. The requirement for targets is high in the large area coating, solar cell and LCD display fields.
The company uses nickel- and molybdenum-based alloys with other materials such as tungsten, tantalum and niobium for producing custom planar and rotary targets and distributes them to manufacturers specializing in CdTe, a-Si (amorphous silicon) and CIGS thin film PV modules.
H.C. Starck develops molybdenum rotary sputtering targets with two different inner diameters; 135 mm (bonded) and 125 mm (monolithic). The extruded rotary targets from the company are entirely dense and have less oxygen levels.