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Standard sample holder

The stable LUXOR standard sample holder in heavy-duty design is delivered as a standard accessory with every LUXORAu or LUXORPt metal coater.

It can simultaneously hold up to 7 x Ø 12.5 mm or 3 x Ø 25 mm stubs or up to 1 x Ø 100 mm large stubs for metal coating.

With its three elastomer feet, it is designed as a sample preparation table and ensures good stability. There is no need to reposition the prepared specimens. It is therefore ideally suited for flawless sample preparation.

Sample holder for mounted/embedded samples

The LUXOR sample holder for mounted/embedded samples can hold all types of samples that are mounted or embedded into resins with diameter ranging from 25 mm to 40 mm and height from 10 mm to 50 mm.


The LUXOR sample holder for cylindrical sample stubs is designed to hold cylindrical stubs of diameters 9, 12 and 25 mm. These stubs are often used in HITACHI and JEOL electron microscopes. This holder has 3 positions in which different combinations of 9, 12 and 25 mm diameter cylindrical stubs can be coated.


Targets for LuxorPt and LuxorAu can be exchanged within one minute without tools.

Our targets are delivered ready for installation on a plastic base with a central connector plug. The special design prevents the so-called bridging*, so that you can use the targets trouble-free over the entire period of use.

If the SputterCoater is not used, you can remove the target and store it safely.

The target dimensions:
Ø 30 mm
Thickness 100 µm

The purity is 99.999%

LUXOR platinum target

for LuxorPt

LUXOR gold target

for LuxorAu and LuxorPt


(Au 80% – Pd 20%)
for LuxorAu and LuxorPt

How long do targets last?

The number of cycles depends on the selected layer thickness per sputtering process. The layer thickness can be set between 1 nm and 50 nm for LuxorAu and LuxorPt. Multiplied by 5, this corresponds approximately to the actual ablation of the target per sputter cycle.

LuxorPt and LuxorAu SputterCoater work with fully automatic process parameters, so that the layer thickness is reproducible and the target ablation is well calculable. The targets cannot be completely consumed because they are no longer stable if the residual thickness is too thin. Spent targets can be recognized by the holes that appear in the target film.

Therefore we calculate:

  • at 50 nm film thickness per cycle with max. 400 coating processes and
  • at 1 nm film thickness per sputtering process with max. 8,000 cycles.