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Niobium Carbide Sputtering Targets (NbC)

Niobium Carbide Sputtering Targets (NbC)
Material Type Niobium Carbide
Symbol NbC
Melting Point (°C) 3,500
Theoretical Density (g/cc) 7.6
Z Ratio **1.00
Sputter RF
Type of Bond Indium, Elastomer


Niobium carbide (NbC and Nb2C) is an extremely hard refractory ceramic material, commercially used in tool bits for cutting tools. It is usually processed by sintering and is a frequent additive as grain growth inhibitor in cemented carbides. It has the appearance of a brown-gray metallic powder with purple lustre. It is highly corrosion resistant. The deposition of niobium carbide (NbC) thin films is using a RF magnetron sputtering apparatus with a NbC target. 

Material Notes

Niobium Carbide Sputtering Target, Purity is 99.5%; Circular: Diameter <= 14inch, Thickness >= 1mm; Block: Length <= 32inch, Width <= 12inch, Thickness >= 1mm. Bonding is recommended for these materials. Many materials have characteristics which are not amenable to sputtering, such as, brittleness and low thermal conductivity.This material may require special ramp up and ramp down procedures. This process may not be necessary with other materials. Targets that have a low thermal conductivity are susceptible to thermal shock.


Other Information of Niobium Carbide Sputtering Targets

  PVD and CVD display
• Fuel cell and solar 

• Optical

• High purity
• Custom Sizes Available


Manufacturing Process
• Manufacturing - Cold pressed - Sintered, Elastomer bonded to backing plate

• Cleaning and final packaging, Cleaned for use in vacuum,
Protection from environmental contaminants
Protection during shipment

• 99.9% Minimum Purity

• Up to 12'' Diameter Targets Available

• Planar Tiles Up to 8'' X 5'' for Larger Target Configurations



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