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Contact: Carolyn Aita
aita@uwm.edu
414-229-4733
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Carolyn Aita, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Caption: UWM Professor Carolyn Aita shows one of the "targets" used to form thin films in her "sputter deposition" equipment. In sputter deposition, energetic ions formed from a vapor bombard the target, sending energetic atoms from it scattering like billiard balls in a game of pool. Those atoms then coat the substrate in ultra-thin layers.

Credit: Alan Magayne-Roshak, UWM Photo Services

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