HiPIMS

Excellence in thin films and coatings

ionautics hipims white logo on green background

HiPIMS

Tailormade coatings

With extensive expertise and high-quality products, we provide new solutions for advanced materials through the HiPIMS technology. Our products offer complete process control allowing reliable, robust, and high-quality thin films with accurate reproducibility. We are providing a complete environmentally friendly solution including both the hardware and the knowledge to fulfill your material process
requirements.

A word from our CTO

About HiPIMS

“High-power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) is thin film deposition from standard magnetrons using pulsed plasma discharges, where a large fraction of the
material used in the deposition process arrives at the workpiece as ions instead of commonly used neutrals.
The benefit of having an ionized deposition flux is that it can be guided and manipulated by electric and magnetic fields. This allows for increased control of the
properties of the coatings.”

Prof. Daniel Lundin

Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Board,
Associate Professor in Plasma and
Coatings Physics

ionautics man in black suit on grey background
HiPIMS Technology

HiPIMS is a thin film deposition technique using pulsed plasma discharges from standard magnetrons, which ionizes the material flux. The benefit is that ions can be guided and manipulated by electric and magnetic fields leading to superior film performance

APPLICATIONS

1. Customized Coatings

We work in close collaboration to meet your expectations and requirements. We have a proven track record of helping companies all around the globe to build new HiPIMS deposition systems and develop new coatings to handle critical challenges such as: Increase hardness Reduce friction Prevent material diffusion Cover complex structures Phase-tailor materials Increase wear resistance

2. DLC Coatings

We are able to ionize carbon to a much greater degree, which has been impossible with other magnetron methods. We have verified the process, grown DLC-coatings (hydrogen-free), and achieved excellent results from the thin film characterization.

3. ITO Coatings

4. Barrier Coatings

5. Hard Coatings

Nanostructures
Publications

For an in-depth description of our Nanostructures Technology

Size-controlled growth of nanoparticles in a highly ionized pulsed plasma

Pilch, D. Söderström, N. Brenning, and U. Helmersson

Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 033108 (2013)

Catalytic Nanotruss Structures Realized by Magnetic Self-Assembly in Pulsed Plasma

Sebastian Ekeroth, E. Peter Münger, Robert Boyd, Joakim Ekspong, Thomas Wågberg, Ludvig Edman, Nils Brenning, and Ulf Helmersson,

Nano Letters 18, 3132 (2018)

Magnetically Collected Platinum/Nickel Alloy Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Hydrogen Evolution,

Sebastian Ekeroth, Joakim Ekspong, Dimitrios K. Perivoliotis, Sachin Sharma, Robert Boyd, Nils Brenning, Eduardo Gracia-Espino, Ludvig Edman, Ulf Helmersson, and Thomas Wågberg

ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 4, 12957 (2021)

HiPIMS

We are proud to provide a selection of high-performance HiPIMS coatings. If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact us for customized projects.

In order to safeguard industrialization of the coating recipes we also provide the
necessary hardware and technical expertise. We also offer low-volume production, which eliminates the need for costly investments.
Want to know more about HiPIMS and ionized thin film deposition? Read our intro on the HiPIMS technology to learn more about our process.

HiPIMS Technology

We know that each challenge is unique and that new and enhanced coatings and deposition processes require knowledge, service and support. We, therefore, offer customized solutions - contact us below.