DSCR – Dual Purpose Sputter and Carbon Coater

The Desk SEM Coater model DSCR is a compact coating system included both of sputter and so carbon coater. This system is able to sputter noble metals such as gold(Au) palladium(Pd) platinum(Pt) and gold/palladium(Au/Pd) on non-conductive or poorly conductive specimens and so able to coat carbon film on the samples.


Vac Coat

Vac Coat Limited is a designer and manufacturer of high-quality tailor-made Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) and Vacuum Coating Systems with excellent customer care and after sale services. Equipped with more than 25 years’ experience in the vacuum and Thin Film deposition technologies. Their research and development team supported by academic scientists and qualified engineers are highly active to develop new designs and meet special inquiries received from clients. Designed and manufactured components by Vac Coat's engineering team meets high-quality standards. Their vacuum coating systems have been sold to many universities and research centers through distributors worldwide with very good references and feedback.

Key Features

  • Easy to operate
  • User friendly software to both full-automatic and semi-automatic control
  • Intuitive touch screen to control the coating process and rapid data input
  • Easy loading and unloading of specimens
  • Repeatable film thickness depositions
  • Precise reproducible coatings
  • High resolution fine coating(order of 2nm Gold grain)
  • Low voltage sputtering
  • No cooling system is required for thin layers
  • Carbon coating in both flash and pulse modes
  • Dual carbon fiber for thicker layer deposition
  • Two-year warranty
  • CE conformity

Pulsed Carbon Fiber Evaporation

The small chamber, desk vacuum sputter and carbon coater is able to perform pulsed carbon fiber evaporation. Short pulses provide more controlled deposition and significantly reduces the amount of debris associated with traditional carbon deposition.

Touch Screen Control with Colorful Display

DSCR the Desk SEM Coater is equipped with a 7” colored touch screen and full automatic control and data input that can be operated by even inexperienced users.The vacuum current and deposition information can be observed as digital data or curves on the touch screen. Information of the last 300 coating can also be saved in the history page.

Carbon Coating Head

The device is equipped with an interchangeable head to carbon coating purpose. The ability of loading two carbon fibers with diameter of 0.8 mm, allows coating thicker carbon film if it’s required.

Sample Stages

The DSCR can be equipped with different sample stage configurations depending on the user requirements. The sample stages are rotatable with adjustable height and can be changed easily. The rotary planetary sample stage is a good choice for uniform coating of porous specimens.

Product range

SPT-20 – Ion Economy Sputter Coater
Low Vacuum
DSR – Dedicated Sputter Coater
DSR-L – Sputter Coater for Large Samples (100mm)

DCR – Dedicated Carbon Coater (Fiber or Rod)
DCR-L – Carbon Coater for Large or Multiple Samples (100mm)

DSCR – Dual Purpose Sputter and Carbon Coater
DSCR-300 - Desk Sputter & Carbon Coater
High Vacuum
DST – Dedicated Sputter Coater
DST-L – Large Chamber, Dedicated Sputter Coater

DCT – Dedicated Carbon Coater (Fiber or Rod)
DCT-L – Large Chamber, Dedicated Carbon Coater (Fiber or Rod)

DSCT – Dual Purpose Sputter and Carbon Coater
DST1-300 – Magnetron Desk Sputter Coater


The Desk Sputter Coater model DSCR is a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) sample preparation system equipped with a rotary pump to achieve vacuum less than 50 mTorr which is a suitable vacuum range for noble metals sputter coating and carbon fiber evaporation coating. For sputtering deposition of oxidizing metals field emission SEM (FE-SEM) SEM EDX and for TEM application please see the DST1 DSCT and DCT.


Carbon rod evaporation head

High current power supply for carbon rod

Quartz crystal sensor

Planetary sample rotation

Spare glass vacuum chamber

Sputtering targets

Carbon fiber

Sealing gaskets


Pump Two-stage, direct drive 4m3/h, rotary vane pump
Pyrex cylinder chamber 170 mm OD x 140 mm
Dimensions Dimensions: 45 Cm H x 50 Cm W x 37 Cm D
Cathode 2 inches magnetron cathode
Ultimate Vacuum Less than 50 millitorr
Sample Planetary sample rotation
Vacuum gauge Thermocouple vacuum gauge
Monitor Quartz crystal thickness monitor with precision of 1nm
Shutter Electrical control shutter
Valve Automatic venting valve
Utilities 220V-240V, 50/60HZ- 10A
Ppower supply 80 Watt DC switching power supply
Transfer Transfer the curves and sputtering process data by USB port to PC
Shipping weight 42 Kg

If you would like to learn more about the DSCR – Dual Purpose Sputter and Carbon Coater, contact our experienced technical team today. We would be happy to help you find the right profilometry solution for your needs. Contact us today!