Desk Carbon Coater – DCR

Desk Carbon Coater - DCR | Desktop Coating System| Vac Coat Product

Desk Carbon Coater – DCR is a swift user friendly compact carbon fiber coating system suitable for sample preparation for analysis by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and Energy-Dispersive X-Ray diffraction (EDX).

Features of Desk Carbon Coater – DCR


    • Two-stage, direct drive rotary vane pump 6 m3/h
    • Quartz crystal thickness monitor with precision of 1 nm and resolution of 1 Å
    • Automatic venting valve
    • Sample rotation, height, and tilt adjustable
    • Planetary sample holder (Optional)
    • Electronic shutter
    • Easy-to-change specimen stages (Rotation stage as standard)
    • Two-year warranty
    • CE conformity
    • Vac Coat products are covered worldwide by both public and product Liability Insurance in case any property damage or personal injury happens caused by the Vac Coat systems.
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  • Intuitive touch screen to control the coating process and rapid data input
  • User friendly software, updatable via network
  • Semi-full automatic carbon fiber/rod deposition process 
  • Repeatable and programmable coating process in the automatic mode
  • Pulsed or flash carbon fiber coating modes
  • Pulsed or ramped carbon rod coating modes
  • Records and plots coating parameters graphs
  • Storing coating recipes for repeatable depositions

Pulsed Carbon Fiber Evaporation

The desk vacuum carbon coating system – DCR is able to perform pulsed carbon fiber evaporation. Short pulses provide more controlled deposition and significantly reduces the number of debris associated with traditional carbon deposition.

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Carbon Rod Evaporation (Optional)

The desk high vacuum carbon coater could be equipped with carbon rod head (Optional). For this case an external 0-100 A high current power supply should be used instead of the internal high current power supply which is designed for carbon fiber evaporation.

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Touch Screen Control

Desk carbon coater is equipped with a 7” colored touch screen with full automatic control using a user-friendly software to control and adjust the deposition process data. The vacuum and coating sequence information can be observed as digital data or curves on the touch screen. The last 300 coatings information is saved on the history page and can be transferred to PC by a USB port on the device.

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Sample Holder Stages

The DCR can be equipped with different sample stage configurations depending on the user requirements. The standard sample stage is rotatable with adjustable height and angle and can be changed easily. The rotary planetary sample stage is a good choice for uniform coating of porous specimens (Optional).


  • Fine grain structural deposition of noble metals for SEM, FE-SEM, EDX, and TEM sample preparation
  • Conductive layers
  • TEM grid plasma treatment for improved hydrophilicity (Optional)

Rotary Planetary Sample Stage

Standard Sample Stage

Newly Designed Sample Holder

A new 4-inch rotating sample holder is designed for the system to increase the deposition area and the number of coating stubs in a run (Customizable for max. 50×1 mm stubs).

Specification of Desk Carbon Coater

    • Ultimate vacuum: Less than 50 mTorr
    • 170 mm OD x 140 mm H pyrex cylinder chamber
    • 0-25 A switching pulsed DC power supply
    • Dimensions: 450 x 500 x 370 mm (H x W x D)
    • Utilities: 220 V-110 V, 50/60 HZ – 2.2/1.7 kW
    • Manual or semi/full-automatic deposition control
    • Precision electronic leak valve for fine control of vacuum pressure
    • Real-time plots of coating parameters
    • Simple transfer of coating data plots via USB port to PC
    • Shipping weight: 46 Kg

DCR Options and Accessories

  • Head and external power supply for carbon rod
  • Plasma rod and high voltage power supply for plasma treatment
  • Quartz crystal sensor
  • Planetary rotation
  • Spare cylindrical vacuum glass chamber
  • Carbon fiber
  • Sealing gaskets

How Does DCR Work?

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