Home Resource Center Technical Papers Thin Films Thin Films Technical Briefs Materion provides detailed technical papers covering a range of thin film topics including Photocatalytic thin films, precious metal targets, medical / biomedical thin films and transparent conductive oxide thin films. If you cannot find the information you need or would like to request additional technical product details, please feel free to Contact Us for more information. Following are technical papers covering a range of thin film topics. Resources Basic Study on ZrOx Rotatable Sputtering Zirconium oxide is a well-established ceramic material with superior mechanical & thermal stability. It is gaining interest for use in large-area coating of architectural glass. Reactive Deposition-Enabling Enhanced Thin Film Performance Using the classic high index oxides, examples will be given on factors that influence process control from passively reactive e-beam processes and how reactive sputtering targets, techniques and platforms work in concert to reach the highest quality “as-deposited” thin films for precision films. Role of Thin Films in Blood Glucose and Biosensors There are three generations of thick film and thin film blood glucose biosensors to assist in diabetes monitoring. Coating Processes Evolve Satisfying special optical requirements. Developing a Fundamental Understanding of Gold Spitting What factors contribute to gold spitting during the evaporation process? Materion addresses this common industry problem and offers potential solutions. Functionally Engineered Thin Film Matls Engineered materials are the future of thin film technology. Medical and Biomed Thin Film Matls Prosthetic Implants Applications for thin film materials in the medical and biomedical fields is increasing. Ohmic Contacts to Gallium Arsenide Devices Metal-to-semiconductor contacts are present in every semiconductor device. Photocatalytic Thin Film Materials Photocatalytic thin film materials are now being used extensively for a broad range of applications. Precious Metal Target Enhancements Sputtering is used in a variety of commercial applications. PVD Magnetron Sputtering Parameters Effects Higher deposition power and lower chamber pressure result in greater Sn loss during sputter deposition. Reflectance in Thin Films High reflection spectral regions are different for metals, semiconductors and insulators. Transparent Conductive Oxide Thin Films TCO have high optical transmission at visible wavelengths and electrical conductivity close to that of metals.