Carbon (Pyrolytic Graphite) Sputtering Targets
Pyrolytic graphite is one of several types of carbon that is not found in nature but made through the decomposition of a hydrocarbon gas at a very high temperature in a vacuum furnace. This type of carbon has extraordinary properties for thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, magnetic properties. In terms of thermal conductivity, it is a good material for scientific mirrors for elemental analysis measurements. Carbon (pyrolytic graphite) sputtering targets are a perfect coating for thermal and mechanical properties due to its durability, chemical, and wear resistance. It is used for several applications in electronic thermal management (e.g. thermal-interface materials, heat spreaders, and heat sinks). A carbon pyrolytic graphite coating can also be used to coat graphite cuvette tubes in graphite furnace atomic absorption furnaces to reduce heat stress and increase cuvette lifetimes.