NBM Design manufactures custom deposition systems to suit various customer needs. We offer a variety of process and technology combinations to provide the best solutions for your individual research needs.
Our engineers and technicians will work with you to create a system that meets your current needs. We will also help you to identify potential future upgrades that may affect the system geometry. Once identified, the result will be a system designed for your immediate and future needs.
Rotating Substrate Heaters for PLD
Our rotating substrate heaters are designed to be rugged and require minimal maintenance. The maximum temperature of the heater element is 1200°C, one of the highest in the industry. A great deal of flexibility and functionality can be realized by utilizing this broad range of temperature capability. The heaters come complete with a power supply designed to work in conjuction with a RHEED system.
Multiple Target Manipulators for PLD
Our target manipulators can be supplied with one, two, three, four, or six target positions. We have standardized on 1" diameter targets, but can accomodate other sizes as well. Our target holders feature a spring-loaded positioner that places the face of the target at the same position every time, removing the need for continuous adjustment of the laser spot.
NBM Design also offers control packages to automate laser, target, and substrate actions. Our packages include a hardware and software bundle that will allow customization of the deposition processes. Automated pump-down, interlocks, and sample monitoring are just a few of the options that we can install into our automation packages.
Custom Stages and Manipulators
At NBM Design, we can build staging and manipulation apparatus for a variety of applications in either commercial or research environments. Installing one of our custom stages can extend the life of an otherwise obsolete system.
Our engineers can create custom stages that fit your precise needs. We have built stand-alone stages and combination stages featuring heating, cooling, rotation, and biasing. Whether you need a substrate or target stage, NBM Design will build it to fit your exact specifications and functionality needs.
Clean rooms can be expensive to install and maintain. However, the cleanliness and low particulate count they provide are essential in establishing a successful thin film fabrication and processing lab.
We build soft-wall clean areas that help minimize airborne particulates without having to incur the high costs associated with hard wall clean rooms. We utilize a framing system that allows for future expansion of clean areas. This framing also allows for changes to be made to existing configurations for optimum lighting and HEPA unit placement.