Cerium sputtering targets have the same properties as metal cerium (Ce), it is a soft, ductile, and active silver-gray metal, that tarnishes when exposed to air, and it is soft enough to be cut with a knife. Cerium tarnishes in air, forming a spalling oxide layer like iron rust; A centimeter-sized sample of cerium metal corrodes completely in about a year. It burns readily at 150 °C to form the pale-yellow cerium(IV) oxide, also known as ceria.
Application of Cerium（Ce）Sputtering Target
We produce high purity Cerium Sputtering Target, Cerium gadolinium CeGd Sputtering Target for PVD thin film coating. Cerium Sputtering Target is normally used for depositing CeO2 or Ce2O3 thin film, which are important materials in optical field.
Storage and clean.
Cerium sputtering target must be protected by paraffin oil from oxidation.
1. Prepare 500 ml of acetone or ethanol liquid, open the package of the target, take the target out by tweezers ,and put the target into the acetone or ethanol liquid, and clean it by ultrasonic, until the target surface is clean.
2. If you don’t have a ultrasonic cleaner, you can put the target into the acetone or ethanol liquid, and use a soft brush to gently scrub the target surface, until the surface is clean.
3. Then do the flash drying and put the target into the magnetron sputtering system.
4. Pls keep the used target in paraffin oil if you don’t use it.
Related Sputtering Materials
CeO2 sputtering targets
CeGd sputtering targets
CeO2/GdO2 sputtering targets