March 2018

Magnetic guidance of plasma electrons

Gencoa's Active Anode technology is an accessory for sputtering from rotatable magnetrons.

Active anodes provide a range of benefits such as:

  • Lower substrate temperatures
  • High rates for temperature-sensitive substrates
  • Reduced target voltage fluctuations with substrate movement
  • Less process drift
  • Control of energy at the growing film and lower film stress
  • Harder carbon VDLC layers

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Exhibitions update

Gencoa will be represented by Florian Meyer at next month's European Advanced Process Control and Manufacturing Conference in Dresden.

Florian is scheduled to present a paper detailing the use of Gencoa's Optix sensor for monitoring and control of vacuum processes. The conference takes place from April 16 to 18, and further information is available from the event website:

Later in April, Frank Papa will give an invited talk at the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF). Frank will present on "From Surface to Coating - Tools for Surface Engineering" as part of Session G5 on Hybrid Coatings and Hybrid System Processes. The talk is scheduled for 2:10pm on Wednesday April 25.

ICMCTF runs from April 23 to 27 at the Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center in San Diego, CA. For full event details visit:

Experts from Gencoa will also be in attendance at SVC TechCon in Orlando, Florida in May, exhibiting from booth 310 and presenting a number of talks at the associated conference.

Full details of the event will be included in next month's newsletter following confirmation of the final programme. For further event information, visit:

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Further information

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