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Sputter Deposition Methods: Ion Beam Sputtering, Magnetron Sputtering and Reactive Sputtering

May 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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Vacuum coating systems are an amazing method of laying down layers of metal so thin that they are only a few atoms thick. Even more stunning is that these layers are incredibly durable, compared to the strength of a diamond. Practical applications for this kind of technology is for coating semiconductor systems or anything else that might have to endure high temperatures, pressures or impact over time. There are 3 main types of sputtering methods offered today: magnetron sputtering, ion beam sputtering and reactive sputtering.

Magnetron sputtering works by charging a magnetic field around the target. Gases such as argon fill the chamber and the material is electrically charged with either an AC or DC current. This type of ionization traps rogue electrons in the magnetic field. Eventually the density of the caught particles becomes so great, it begins to interact with the gas and begins to create energetic ions. The ions then impact the source material creating a residue on its surface.

Another sputter deposition method is Ion beam sputtering. Ion beam sputtering is able to work without a magnetic field. Ions ejected from the material to do the coating interact with electrons from a secondary source with a different charge. The target is then attacked with neutral atoms. Ion beams can conduct and insulate anything introduced into the chamber.

Reactive sputtering methods depend on how the gasses in the chamber and the material interact. How layers are accomplished can be manipulated by altering the pressure or types of gasses in the chamber. Layers on optic devices are usually laid via the reactive sputtering method. A thermal evaporation system relies on heat to activate the gasses.

How To Choose A Los Angeles It Consulting Company

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Numerous companies seek help from an Orange County It support company every year. Due to this, there are numerous companies offering this service within the said area. An IT consultant can help apply, update and fix computer systems, they give out practical solutions to avoid any disruptions in your business’ day to day activities. While professional fees are truly costly, it is a more ideal choice than hiring a permanent IT employee, these consultants are well trained, thus, more knowledgeable to easily fix any issues. If you would want to hire an IT services Irvine consulting company, below are some tips that you may want to follow.

You may begin from referrals or browse the Internet to obtain a list of IT consulting providers within your area. Compare the coverage of each provider’s work as well as their fees. Check the company’s feedback by asking for references or by reading feedbacks online. Once you have selected a provider, give a detailed instruction about the project so the provider could send a consultant who specializes in your needed field. If you have had a new system installed, ask if the IT consultant can provide maintenance to avoid any problems from arising.

Article submitted by Calnet Technology Group. Calnet Technology Group has provided Los Angeles IT consulting services for the last 14 years. They work efficiently and deliver practical solutions to avoid any problems that could affect your company’s daily work routine.

Remote Desktop Reporting Software Can Help Monitor Employees

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Monitoring employees is always a big part of any management task.  With the assistance of remote desktop monitoring you can keep tabs on employee progress at will.  Remote desktop manager software has become easier than ever to implement.

Work life balance is something that businesses and their employees constantly struggle with.  This is due to the fact that no matter how much businesses preach having a work life balance that employees can benefit from, the benefits are often not seen by those same employees.  Employees in many instances feel entirely tied to their jobs, to the point where they virtually live at work.  With the emergence of remote desktop technology the possibilities are coming into play to allow employees to actually do a lot of work and be just as productive at home as they are in the office.  This is opening up a lot of possibilities for employees, as they can be home on their couch putting in an extra few hours of work at night rather than having to stay in the office and in their cubicle late at night when the sun goes down.  Work life balance can be greatly enhanced with the ability to work remotely, from home in many circumstances.  By utilizing this technology, employees can have the freedom to work safely from home during natural events as well including snow storms and hurricanes, providing benefits to them and reduced liability on the business side.

Article submitted by RDPSoft Company.  This software company has developed tremendous terminal server manager software to track employee productivity.