Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 305, Issue 3, pp 703–706 | Cite as

Deposition of metals and metal oxides on plastic foils

  • Annett Hübner
  • Willi Hartmann
  • Birgit Kindler
  • Bettina LommelEmail author
  • Jutta Steiner
  • Vera Yakusheva


Self-supporting layers of metal and metal oxides are the most desirable form of targets and films for heavy-ion applications. If the self-supporting film cannot be produced in the wanted size or thickness, then typically a thin, self-supporting carbon backing is employed. But nevertheless there are applications where carbon as a backing does not offer the optimal properties as a backing. Then very often plastic backings are wanted. Several plastics are available commercially as a standard backing with very good quality and homogeneity. We report on the deposition of metals and metal oxides on various backings, when a standard commercial alternative is not available.


Coating Magnetron sputtering Metal on plastic Metal oxide on plastic 



Many thanks to Gabi Otto, GSI, for the photo enclosed as Fig. 1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annett Hübner
    • 1
  • Willi Hartmann
    • 1
  • Birgit Kindler
    • 1
  • Bettina Lommel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jutta Steiner
    • 1
  • Vera Yakusheva
    • 1
  1. 1.GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbHDarmstadtGermany

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