DSCT – Dual Purpose Sputter and Carbon Coater

DSCT – Dual Purpose Sputter and Carbon Coater

The DSCT High Vacuum SEM Coater is configured as a sputter coater and fibre carbon coater with interchangeable heads in one instrument suitable for Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) sample preparation. A wide range of materials could be deposited by DSCT such as gold (Au) platinum/palladium (Pt / Pd) alloy silver (Ag) chromium (Cr) tungsten (W) iridium (Ir) and etc.


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 centres through distributors worldwide with very good references and feedback.

Key Features

  • High vacuum turbomolecular pump 90 l/s (Leybold)
  • Two stage rotary vane pump as a backing pump
  • Full range vacuum gauge
  • Carbon fibre evaporation head
  • Pulsed or flash carbon fibre coating modes
  • Quartz crystal thickness monitor with precision of 1nm and resolution of 1 Å
  • Intuitive touch screen to control the coating process and rapid data input
  • User friendly software that can be updated via network
  • Controls coating rate to achieve finer grain structures
  • Manual or automatic Timed and Thickness sputtering
  • GLAD Sputtering
  • Plasma Cleaning
  • Able to record and plot coating parameters graphs
  • Equipped with electronic shutter
  • Easy-to-change specimen stages (rotation stage as standard)
  • Two-year warranty

Turbo Pumped Splutter & Carbon Coater

This high vacuum SEM coater offers high quality uniform films with fine grain sizes which are suitable for specimens that require high resolution and high quality characterization such as FE-SEM, EDS/WDS, TEM, and EBSD.

The DSCT, Desk Sputter and Carbon Coater, with a 2” magnetron cathode, 80 W switching DC power supply and high current power supply for carbon evaporation, could be used for research and different thin film applications.

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.

Sample Stages of High Vacuum SEM Coater

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


Ultimate Vacuum Less than 7 x10-7 torr
Control Controls the rate of sputtering to achieve finer grain structure
Power Automatically controls the power of sputtering independent of pressure
Precision Mass Flow meter (MFC) For fine control of the vacuum pressure
Graphs Able to record and plot coating parameter graphs
Transfers Transfers curves and deposition process data by USB port to PC
Utilities 220V-240V, 50/60HZ, 16A
Shipping Weight 42kg


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

Service Support

Comprehensive repairs and servicing

Annual Support Programs

Your metrology instrumentation is a major investment that is critical to your business operation and success. In today’s competitive climate, it is more important than ever to extend the functionality and peak performance of your metrology equipment years beyond the expiration of your factory warranty. CN Tech’s Support Programs will help ensure that your investment is protected, and that you and your instrument’s are always operating at peak performance.

With over 20 years’ experience servicing and repairing you can be assured that your system is in safe hands. The independent services we offer include system relocation, maintenance visits, parts and consumables, and break down interventions.

CN Tech’s Support Programs are an economical way to guarantee optimal working condition:

  • Annual Preventive Maintenance
  • Priority Technical Assistance
  • Preferred Parts Availability
  • On-Site User Training
  • Remote Diagnostics
  • No surprise repair expense and much more!

Support Contact Example

An example of our service and support contracts are shown below:


Metrology & Instrumentation Annual Support Programs 2022/23

CN Tech's Support Programs will help ensure that your investment is protected, and that you and your instrument’s are always operating at peak performance.

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