The DST3, Triple Target Sputter Coater, is equipped with a large chamber (300 mm diameter) and three 2” diameter water-cooled cathodes which make it suitable for long time deposition. The desk magnetron coater is equipped with RF and DC power supplies. It can sputter semiconductors, dielectrics and metal (oxidizing & noble) targets (Deposition Table). The Confocal Sputter Coater is equipped with an auto adjustable matching box, minimizing the reflected power in the RF Sputtering.

For increasing film adhesion to the substrate and to improve the film structures, a 300 V, DC bias voltage can be applied to the substrate (optional).

Clean Vacuum
The vacuum chamber is Cylindrical Pyrex with 300 mm OD and 200 mm H. The DST3, Triple Target Sputter Coater, is fitted with an internally mounted 90L/s Turbomolecular Pump, backed by a 1.4 m3/h diaphragm or 4 m3/h two stage Rotary Vane Pump.

Touch Screen Control
The DST3, Gold Sputter Coater, is equipped with a 7” colored touch screen and semi-automatic control and data input that can be operated by even inexperienced users. The vacuum and deposition information can be observed as digital data or curves on the touch screen. Information of the last 300 coating can also be saved in the history page.

According to state of the cathodes, DST3 is available in two models:

  • DST3-A (Angled Cathodes):

The DST3-A is equipped with three angled cathodes with a common focal point. It can sputter from two or three (optional) targets simultaneously or independently to form alloys or multilayer deposition respectively. The maximum size of substrates in this model could be 3”.

DST3-S (Straight Cathodes):

The DST3-S with three straight cathodes is suitable for sputtering a single large specimen with diameter up to 20 Cm or several small specimens.

  • High Vacuum Turbomolecular Pump
Pumping Speed90 l/s350 l/s
Ultimate Pressure7 x10-6  Torr7 x10-7  Torr
  • Rotary Vane Pump or diaphragm backing pump
  • Full range vacuum gauge
  • Three 2” water-cooled sputtering cathodes
  • Large chamber (300 mm diameter) suitable for large specimen depositions
  • Target selection for multilayer thin films
  • Co-sputtering to form alloy films
  • Two quartz crystal monitoring system for real time thickness measurement (1 nm precision)
  • Manual or automatic Timed and Thickness deposition
  • GLAD Sputtering
  • Plasma Cleaning
  • Cathode selection motor
  • Sample rotation, height and tilt adjustable
  • Intuitive touch screen to control the coating process and rapid data input
  • User friendly software that can be updated via network
  • Equipped with three manual shutter
  • Equipped with rotary sample holder with the ability of tilting in direction of cathodes
  • Unlimited sputtering time without breaking vacuum
  • 500 °C substrate heater (optional)
  • 300 V DC substrate bias voltages (optional)
  • Two-years warranty
  • Metal, Semiconductor and Dielectric Films
  • Nano & Microelectronic
  • Solar Cell applications
  • Co-Sputtering processes
  • Glad Sputtering
  • Optical components coating
  • Thin film sensors
  • Magnetic thin film devices
  • Fine grain structural deposition for SEM & FE-SEM sample preparation


  • Independent sputtering control rate for each cathode to produce fine grain structures
  • Automatic safe control of the cathode’s temperatures to protect the life time of the magnets
  • Data is rapidly registered by using fully automatic touch screen control
  • Two precision Mass Flow meter (MFC) for fine control of vacuum and pressure
  • Records and plots coating parameters graphs
  • Transfers curves and deposition process data by a USB port to PC
  • 0-1200 V, 0-500 mA DC power supply
  • Utilities: 220V-240V, 50/60HZ, 16A
  • Box Dimensions: 50 Cm H x 60 Cm W x 47 Cm D
  • Shipping Weight: 120kg  (Pump, Rack, and Box)