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Bonding ceramic sputter targets to metal holders

Published: Oct. 13, 2014

Bonding ceramic sputter targets to metal holders

Ceramic sputter targets often need to be bonded to a metallic carrier. The better this bond provides mechanical, electrical and thermal contact, the better and longer the target works. This article describes indium soldering, the method that worked best during my PhD work where I used high-pressure oxygen sputtering extensively. The text is partly adapted from my PhD thesis.

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Stealing is the best way to choose house plants

Published: Sept. 12, 2014
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Stealing is the best way to choose house plants

My grandma once told me that giving plants as gifts is bad luck. She said that plants have to be bought or best stolen. For a long time I was puzzled by that. But in fact, there's a simple, logical explanation. Find out why my grandma was right!

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