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Gold sputtering
« on: March 10, 2022, 12:12:26 AM »
Hi everyone,
This topic might be out of the EPMA range but if anyone has any tips, I would be happy to hear about it.
We have a gold sputter in the SEM lab and we have a lot of gold scraps. Does anyone know if it is possible to use these scraps to make new disks for the gold sputter? The disks are maybe 5 cm of diameter and 2mm thick. I was thinking about softening the gold and pressing it but I don't really how to press it and with what kind of equipment it can be done. The disks have to be homogeneous and without topography to have a good uniform gold sputter.

Anyone has ideas on how to reuse them? Otherwise, anyone has ideas on where to recycle those gold scraps or what to do with them?


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Re: Gold sputtering
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2022, 06:11:09 PM »
We've sold our spent targets to a local jeweller who was quite happy to take them.