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Pulse Plasma Generator

Country of origin:
Country: 
SLOVAKIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOSK20210907003
Published
07/09/2021
Last update
14/09/2021
Expiration date
15/09/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Electronic engineering
Coatings
Surface treatment (painting, galvano, polishing, CVD, ..)
Nanomaterials
Power Supplies
Other electronics related (including alarm systems)
Other industrial equipment and machinery
Other Industrial Products (not elsewhere classified)
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Summary

Summary: 
There has been a new innovation developed by the team of researchers at R&D institution in Trnava region. High quality and cost effective Pulse plasma generator is now ready for the market. The university is looking for a partner to license the technology.

Description

Description: 

Established research team has developed a new innovation in the field of industrial equipment. High Power Impuls Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS) is thin film deposition from standard magnetrons using pulsed plasma discharges. The high degree of ionization of the deposition material leads to the growth of smooth and dense elemental as well as reactively deposited compound films, and enable control over their phase composition, microstructure, as well as mechanical and optical properties.
Furthermore, HiPIMS leads to improved film adhesion, enabling deposition of uniform films on complex-shaped substrates, and a decreased deposition temperature.
Pulse plasma generator controls electromagnetic plasma field and thus even the sputtering process of metallic layer. Burning discharge leads to cathode bombardment by positive ions and creation of metallic vapour that consequently condense on anode- what creates thin metallic layer. At the market is a deficiency of affordable IPG for laboratories. This IPG has been developed and built at R&D institution in order to create thin metallic layers and their oxides. The plasma discharge with high stability is without any oscillation due to its unique way (method) of stabilisation of high-power impulse discharge. R&D institution is seeking an industrial partner for licensing for the further development and commercionalization of this technology.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Advantages: • Analysed samples show high quality of sputtered layer • Affordable for research laboratories • High performance according to its dimensions • Direct connection to oscilloscope available • Built-in its own programmable impulse timer • Possibility of external control • In the latest version even unipolar, bipolar and three-circuit regime

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The R&D institution is seeking an industrial partner for licensing the technology. Field of activity: the new technology is applicable in the industrial equipment area. Role of partner: - license agreement - the licensing for the further development and commercionalization of this technology is sought.