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Dual ion beam assisted deposition of biaxially textured template layers

United States Patent Application

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The present invention is directed towards a process and apparatus for epitaxial deposition of a material, e.g., a layer of MgO, onto a substrate such as a flexible metal substrate, using dual ion beams for the ion beam assisted deposition whereby thick layers can be deposited without degradation of the desired properties by the material. The ability to deposit thicker layers without loss of properties provides a significantly broader deposition window for the process.
Groves, James R. (Los Alamos, NM), Arendt, Paul N. (Los Alamos, NM), Hammond, Robert H. (Los Altos, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
11/ 093,926
March 29, 2005
[0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.