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TES: a new source family

Polygon Physics has developed a variety of sources around the same core element:  a patented mini ECR plasma cavity (TES).

From physical sputtering up to implantation with energetic ions, to slow radicals for chemical surface action only, the source design determines which plasma particles leave the source and how.

Surface cleaning, neutralization, UHV oxidation/nitriding, ion beam figuring, select the source optimized for your application.


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Custom beam solutions


Linear beams, circular beams, arrays of beams, small or large. Our unique ECR technology allows us to design ion beams of any size and shape. Whether you need a 1 millimeter beam or a 1×1 meter beam, we look forward to creating your beam of choice.

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Surface treatment systems

Always based on our own ECR technology, Polygon Physics designs and fabricates complete vacuum systems for surface treatments, ranging from small R&D setups to fully automated large scale industrial systems. Possible surface processes are e.g. (multi) ion beam sputter deposition, sputter cleaning, nanostructuring, ion implantation, …

50kV ECR source for Saudi storage ring injection

Polygon Physics goes Saudi Arabia! A recent collaboration with the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has culminated in the succesful installation of our Plug&Play 50kV ECR source as injector source for an electrostatic storage...

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‘First beam’ for Plug&Play 50kV ECR ion source

  A good day at Polygon Physics today: our new plug&play 50kV ion source has produced its first 50kV beam! This ECR based ion source can be plugged onto any Ø160mm flange opening. No need for a high voltage platform; the source is mounted on a ground flange....

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A new tool for combinatorial sputtering: visit us at SVTM2018

Learn more about our brand new ion beam deposition system with unique possibilities for combinatorial materials research! We are ready for you at the SVTM2018 in Bordeaux, France at booth 24, or come listen to our talk on Wednesday June 13 at 15h at the associated...

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Compact ECR plasmas

Our unique ultracompact and ultralow power ECR technology allows us to construct ion and electron beams of any size and shape.

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Custom ion beam design

It is our pride and joy to deliver the ion beam you need: small or large, circular or rectangular, our design team is at your disposal.

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Industrial project management

With experience in both industry and academia the Polygon Physics team knows what is involved in bringing a project to full fruition.