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Improvement of AlTiN and AlCrN coatings with multicathode configuration

Multicathode configuration

is becoming very popular, and gains increased attention among the researchers and process engineers working in high power impulse magnetron sputtering in the Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) coating industries.

Multicathode PVD

in courtesy of Gencoa Ltd.

➡️Sequential operation of four or six cathodes (at least two) is showing evident improvement in the quality of deposited composite coatings like AlTiN or AlCrN, in particular.

Multicathode improving AlTiN AlCrN

in courtesy of Gencoa Ltd.

In this article, multiple cathodes refer to applying the power to pulse