DSR1 Desktop Sputter Coater for SEM/TEM sample preparation


DSR1 Desktop SEM/TEM Sputter coater

Sample preparation using sputter coating is the recognised method for non-conductive and low conductive specimens or samples.
Vac Coat DSR1 has been developed to exceed the requirements for SEM/TEM sample preparation.
The compact and easy to use sputter coater, has the option of using existing pumps or supplied with a pump.
For external pumping the on board computer controls the pump or pumping rig.
Larger samples can be accommodated with our increase vacuum chamber DSR-L and DST-L system
For applications where Turbo pumping is required, the DST has integral Turbo vacuum pump with options of standard or larger vacuum vessels to accommodate most sample and specimen sizes.
The Vac Coat Desktop Sputter Coater enables thin film sputter coating of noble metals: gold (Au), palladium (Pd), platinum (Pt) and gold/palladium (Au/Pd) on non-conductive or poorly conductive samples or devices.
Our board computer integration makes the Desktop Sputter coater an ideal laboratory and research tool for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Transmission electron microscopy analysis(TEM).
One of the benefits of our DSR1 design is the rapid pump-down time making it a production tool in addition to a research instrument, for applications such as optical coatings
Thin films are deposited in a with fine control producing repeatable results when used in Automatic mode.

DSR1 with Carbon coating attachment is also available, please see DSCR

DSCR has the facility to accommodate carbon coating attachment, ideal for SEM/TEM preparation.
The DSCR a sputter coater, with carbon coater attachment in one compact instrument is ideal especially when laboratory space is short.


  • SEM and TEM sample preparation.
  • Thin Film deposition coating.
  • Optional Carbon head coater. DSCR version
  • Metal Sputter Deposition.
  • Optical coatings.
  • Sample Sputter Coating.
  • Gold sputtering.
  • Multi sample coating.


  • Two stage Rotary pump.
  • quartz crystal thickness monitor.
  • Touch screen control.
  • Rapid data input.
  • User friendly software.
  • Accurate Control of coating rate.
  • Manual Control option for Time and Thickness sputtering.
  • Manual settings, Time, Thickness and sputtering power.
  • Semi and full automatic program control
  • Automatic Timed and Thickness sputtering.
  • Rotation stage as standard.
  • Two-year warranty
  • CE conformity


  • 170 mm OD x 140 mm Pyrex cylinder chamber.
  • Dimensions: 45 Cm H x 50 Cm W x 37 Cm D.
  • Shipping Weight: 42Kg.
  • Utilities: 220V-50Hz – 10A.
  • 80 Watt DC switching power supply.
  • Ultimate Vacuum: Less than 50 milli-torr.
  • 2 inches magnetron cathode.
  • Electronic shutter.
  • Precision metering valve in order to control the vacuum pressure.
  • USB port for export and record process data.

Options and Accessories

  • The DSR1 has the flowing options and accessories:
  • Carbon fibre evaporation head
  • High current power supply
  • Quartz crystal
  • Planetary Sample rotation
  • Spare glass
  • Sputtering targets
  • Carbon Fibre