Ion Beam Technology

22660 Executive Drive Suite 101, Sterling, VA 20166, USA
4Wave is a global company with products in North America (US and Canada), Europe and Asia. 4Wave offers products and solutions to various markets including Semiconductor, MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical Systems), Data Storage and thin film optics.

4Wave is the industry leader in thin film nanotechnology material science and products. Our core technology is Ion Beam technology and Biased target technology. 4Wave offers the most advanced and cost efficient technologies for Ion Beam Etching (IBE), Ion Beam deposition sputtering (IBS) and Biased Target Sputtering BTS. 4Wave is the industry leader in the development of thin film processes and applications.
4Wave is a global company with products in North America (US and Canada), Europe and Asia. 4Wave offers products and solutions to various markets including Semiconductor, MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical Systems), Data Storage and thin film optics.

Ion Beam Sputtering Cluster Tool
Laboratory Alloy and Nanolayer System (LANS)
Load Lock Etch System
Planetary Etch System (PSIBE)
Z-Flex System

Core Services
Design & Prototyping
Engineering Services
Equipment Refurbishment
Optical Thin Film Coatings
Thin Film Processing

Biased Target Sputtering (BTS)
Direct Ion Beam Deposition
In-Situ Process Monitoring
Ion Assisted Evaporation
Ion Beam Etch
Ion Beam Sputtering
Fax: (703) 787-9033
Ansgtrom Scientific, Ramsey NJ, USA
PO Box 663, Ramsey, NJ 07446, USA

Angstrom Scientific Inc. is a distributor and manufacturer’s representative, focused on providing characterization solutions to the nanotech marketplace in the Americas. Companies represented:

Provides surface analysis solutions in a number of key application areas.

Deben manufactures innovative accessories for SEM’s and TEM’s, along with a large range of in-situ tensile testing stages for use with Optical Microscopes, X-Ray CT and XRD systems.

DENSsolution is a leading supplier of top quality sample management solutions to enable atomic resolution, dynamic in-situ electron microscopy.

Encapsulix addresses the geometric scaling of critical Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) requirements for industrial & microelectronic devices and films. Initial process focus is in thin Al2O3, TiO2 and ZnO specifically for encapsulation and barrier coatings.

Hitachi Nanotechnology Systems Division:
Hitachi Nanotechnology Systems Division (NSD) supportscustomers with a wide range of instrumentation, including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), analytical and biological transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dedicated STEM, Focused Ion Beam (FIB), tabletop microscopes, and microanalysis sample preparation systems.

Jordan Valley:
Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. provides metrology solutions for thin films based on novel, rapid, non-contacting and non-destructive X-ray technology.

Kleindiek Nanotechnik
Kleindiek Nanotechnik offers a new level of precision in manipulation, probing, and characterization of nano-materials and semiconductors

Mel-Build provides a wide verity of specialized holders for Transmission Electron Microscopes.

Microtrac strives to provide the materials characterization world with innovative, reliable, and repeatable particle size, particle shape, particle charge, and surface area analysis instrumentation.

XEI Scientific:
XEI Scientific, Inc.provides an effective way to gently clean scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), focused ion beams (FIBs) and other vacuum systems.
23505 Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite 229, Torrance, CA 90505, USA

Asahi Spectra Co. (ASC) was founded in 1970 in Tokyo, Japan by 3 engineers. ASC has been developing a vacuum deposition technology such as ion assisted deposition (IAD) and ion beam sputtering (IBS) , which achieve hard coating, excellent durability for environment (humidity, low or high temperature, thermal shock or vacuum) and stability of spectral performance. By now our optical filters have contributed in various markets such as astronomy, semiconductor, biotechnology, education and so on.
Nowadays, customer requirements are becoming more complicated as optical innovation advances, and most requirements cannot be satisfied by just optical filter technology. So we have been trying to expand our field to optical instruments based on our 40 years accumulated optical know-how as you can see how professional our optical instruments are.
Our integrated manufacturing process by both filter and instrument specialists is the most competitive advantage against “other only-optical-filter makers”.
Asahi Spectra USA Inc. was established in January, 2005 in California in order to distribute the Asahi Spectra brand in USA and all over the world. Major Customers in the US include:
California Institute of Technology
Stanford University
Harvard University
Yale University
Tel: +1 310-530-5855
1259 North Church St. Bldg 3, Moorestown, NJ 08057, USA

Denton Vacuum transforms barriers into thin-film technology breakthroughs for customers across the globe in providing vacuum deposition systems. With operations in the United States and China, Denton engineers, designs and develops systems that precision-coat aerospace components, advanced optics, medical implants, solar cells, semiconductor devices and much more. Denton’s technology portfolio includes thermal evaporation, ion beam etching, ion-beam-assisted evaporation, plasma-enhanced-chemical-vapor deposition (PECVD), and ion-beam-assisted deposition (IBAD) and e-beam evaporation and magnetron sputtering system (including reactive sputtering). Denton also provides value-added services and lifetime support that set new industry standards. Fifty years of tireless innovation have produced robust offerings ranging from high-volume production platforms to unique custom-engineered systems.

Ion Beam Assisted Deposition
Ion Beam Deposition
Ion Beam Etchning
Magnetron Sputtering
Reactive Beam Etch
Thermal Evaporation
10 North Martingale Road, Suite 500, Schaumburg, IL60173-2295, USA

Analytical Systems:
Thermal Analysis
High Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC) & Amino Acid Analyzers (AAA)
Spectrophotometers (UV-Vis IR, FL)
XRF Analysis
XRF Coating Thickness Measurements

Electron Microscopes (SEM, TEM, STEM)
Focus Ion Beam Systems (FIB, FIB-SEM)
Sample Preparation
Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM)

Fax (847) 273-4407
Europark Fichtenhain A 12, 47807 Krefeld, Germany

Analytical Systems:
Thermal Analysis
High Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC) & Amino Acid Analyzers (AAA)
Spectrophotometers (UV-Vis IR, FL)
XRF Analysis
XRF Coating Thickness Measurements

Electron Microscopes (SEM, TEM, STEM)
Focus Ion Beam Systems (FIB, FIB-SEM)
Sample Preparation
Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM)
Fax: 49-2151-6435-696
111 Anza Blvd., Suite 110, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA

Vince Carlino founded ibss Group, Inc. in 2002 in order to continue developing field-free ion beam (IBS) deposition systems for EM specimen preparation. The IBS system and the Dimpler™, developed by VCR Group, set the standard for specimen deposition and preparation.
In 2003, ibss Group agreed to market a tool to minimize hydrocarbon contamination in SEMs by remote or downstream (DS) oxidation. Mr. Carlino assumed Global Sales responsibility to introduce an innovative plasma process for the removal of gas phase hydrocarbon contamination in electron beam instruments.
In 2007, ibss Group began cooperating with an inventor of a unique, patented plasma source. ibss Group developed and produced the GV10x, a new paradigm in situ downstream plasma asher. Competitively priced, the GV10x Downstream Asher reduces carbon & hydrocarbon contamination 10 to 20 times more effectively than traditional methods at vacuum pressure safe for TMP operation.
Today, ibss Group has expanded its GV10x models and has customers in EM and synchrotron labs around the world successfully using the GV10x and related products. All models have been tested and certified to carry the CE Mark. Further, the GV10x has been approved for use at its full range of power (10 to 99 watts) in Japan, where the Radio Law would normally limit its upper limit to 49 watts.
It is ibss Group’s mission to not only provide the fastest, safest, and most efficient plasma cleaner on the market, but also to develop and maintain long term relationships with customers and operators of the GV10x by providing quick response times and thorough explanations and support that exceed expectations.
1845 Maryland Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14305, USA

We have a long standing commitment to quality and excellence in the high vacuum industry. Started in 1967 the company is a leader in manufacture of high vacuum equipment for thin film coating and etching.
Intlvac Thin Film’s primary goal is to deliver value-added solutions that exceed the expectations of simple PVD and Ion Beam Sputter/Etch machine manufacturing and installation.
We started exporting our systems around the world in 2001, and now have equipment installed across the US, and in Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and Israel.
Research and development play a major role in our technology’s edge in the market. Our in-house development lab designs, engineers and manufactures machinery used for Physical Vapor Deposition and ion beam etching. We specialize in engineering solutions for a variety of specific results and outcomes using this process. We provide our customers with machinery needed for creating coatings including ion source and all parts needed to make it function. Additionally, we manufacture high quality PVD coatings using techniques such as Ion Assisted Thermal and Electron Beam Evaporation, Reactive and non-reactive magnetron sputtering. Diamond Like Carbon by Plasma Enhanced Vapor Deposition.
Intlvac Thin Film has become an authority for Ion Beam Etch/Sputter systems and reactive sputter systems for precision optical coatings.

Products & Services:
Thin Film Deposition Systems
Ion Beam Etch & Ion Beam Sputter Systems
Diamond-Like Carbon Systems
Optical Fiber Metalization
Thermal Vacuum & Space Simulation Systems
Ion Sources
Fax: 716.284.0842
Aspenhaustrasse 25, 72770 Reutlingen, Germany

Kleindiek Nanotechnik is a young, customer oriented high-tech company. With an innovative and powerful driving concept we are entering new space in micro- and nano-positioning.
Due to miniaturisation in semiconductor technology, optics, micro-mechanics, medicine, gene- and bio-technology, highly precise positioning techniques are becoming increasingly important. Our products meet and exceed customer’s requirements, offering them a new level of precision.
Our customer-driven approach is focused on providing complete and innovative solutions for each of our market segments: researchers, industrial customers and enterprises.
Our product development philosophy is the direct solution of the specific underlying problem. The simplicity, homogeneity and harmony of our designs guarantee maximum manoeuvrability and highest resolution while maintaining the smallest outer dimensions.

Materials Science Applications include:
TEM Sample Preparation
Electrical Characterization
Beam Induced Deposition
Charge Neutralization

Tensile Measurement

US Distribution by: Angstrom Scientific Inc., PO Box 663, Ramsey, NJ 07446, USA
1590 S. Liberty Drive, Suite A, Bloomington, IN 47403, USA

LK Technologies is a leading supplier of precision equipment for surface science and surface analysis. Our reputation is built on a history of supplying robust, high performance electron and ion-optical equipment to leading academic and industrial laboratories worldwide.
We offer a complete product line of electron energy analyzers and electron & ion sources for surface science, including high resolution (1 meV) analysis. For structural analysis, our LEED and RHEED product line includes a variety of basic systems as well as low current MCP detectors for sensitive samples used in surface science. Finally, we specialize in completely integrated custom vacuum systems which incorporate these techniques and others in high and ultrahigh vacuum studies.

Products include:
Electron Analyzers and Spectrometers
Electron Sources
Ion Sources
Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy (TDS, TDP)
UHV Systems for Surface Science
Used/Refurbished Equipment