Key Benefits of Thin Film Deposition

Thin film deposition has several advantages that makes it indispensable in materials science research and industrial applications. Our selection of products enables the creation of thin-film devices with diverse applications that offer reliable and reproducible results.

  • Electrical conductivity: Tailored for applications like electrical conductors, transistors, and solar cells
  • Optical properties: Designed for mirrors, filters, and anti-reflective coatings
  • Mechanical properties: Engineered for wear resistance, scratch resistance, or specific hardness
  • Functional properties: Deposited materials can exhibit superconductivity, magnetism, biocompatibility, or other desired functionalities

Advanced thin film technology enables the development of advanced devices with unique functionalities, such as:

  • Miniaturization: Thin films enable you to create smaller and more compact devices, compared to bulk materials, such as microchips and integrated circuits, TFT's and Microfluidic devices
  • Integration: Different materials can be layered on top of each other to create complex structures with combined functionalities like MEMs and solar cells
  • Novel functionalities: Thin-film materials can be used to create devices with properties not achievable with traditional bulk material such as metamaterials, superconducting thin films and Shape Memory Alloys

Other advantages include:

  • Uniformity and conformality of the film, even on complex and three-dimensional substrates
  • Modification of a substrate's surface properties
  • A scalable process that can be performed on large areas, making it cost-effective for mass production applications
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Thin Film Deposition

At Goodfellow, we understand the exacting needs for applying material films as thin as a few atoms onto the surface of a substrate, to the effect of altering an object’s properties such as its conductivity, durability or optical performance.

Whether this amazingly thin coating can be made from metals, oxides, compounds or other materials, here are some resources on our most popular products: 

  • Oxides
  • Nitrides
  • Copper
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  • Aluminium
  • Silicides
  • Tungsten

Thin Film Products

Our diverse selection of materials for thin film deposition

We supply the materials needed in thin film technology, as well as the finished items across a range of industries and sectors:

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Offered in various purities and forms (for example, powders, granules and wires) for applications like:

  • Electrical conductors
  • Heat sinks
  • Reflective coatings
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Insulating materials used in:

  • Capacitors
  • Microelectronics
  • Optical devices
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Materials like silicon and gallium nitride are used for:

  • Transistors
  • Solar cells
  • Other electronic devices
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Functional Materials

Materials with specific functionalities like:

  • Superconductivity
  • Magnetism
  • Biocompatibility

Why Goodfellow?

  • No minimum order
  • Over 170,000 advanced materials: in one place, one of the largest range available globally
  • Materials selection, customization and development: from custom parts for prototyping through to production, and full product modification
  • Product services: machining/cutting services, rolling and metal foil production, analytical services to custom wire manufacturing, and more, we offer a full range of services to meet your needs
  • Free and fast delivery: Worldwide shipping and custom clearance, to your door. All orders are dispatched within 48 hours
  • Commercial arrangements: from call off orders, buffer stock, fixed and contract pricing and discounts for increased volumes, and more, with product traceability and compliance documentation
  • We help you innovate into the future.

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For over 75 years, we've been your trusted partner in scientific advancement, supporting researchers and businesses globally with high-quality advanced materials.

Our comprehensive catalogue features over 170,000 speciality materials, forms and components, which are available from small research quantities to larger production requirements. We offer you fast dispatch and complimentary global delivery, ensuring an exceptional customer experience.