Thin films deposition

The equipment available covers the basic and advanced techniques for thin film deposition. The accent is put on the „wet“ and low-cost techniques, but the vacuum deposition (including plasma enhanced processes) plays also an important role.

Contact: Assoc. Prof. Ivaylo Zhivkov, Ph.D.


Key instruments

The spin-coating and ink-jet printing techniques are proper for thin film deposition from solubilized materials, whereas the vacuum techniques could handle cases of insoluble low molecular weight compounds. The spray and electrophoretic techniques are developed nowadays in a way to be used for weakly soluble substances. The deposition techniques will be transferred into a cleanroom. Moreover a deposition under protected condition (glovebox) will be also available.

  • Ink-jet printer Dimatix
  • Spin-coating facilities
  • Spray deposition setup (under development)
  • Electrophoretic deposition setup (under development)
  • Vacuum evaporation system