k-Space Associates, a 25-year old company that supplies tools for monitoring nearly all thin-film deposition processes in manufacturing and research, including MBE, MOCVD, PLD, PVD, sputtering, and evaporation, offers an easy to use and non-contact tool that measures absolute temperature.
Through the analysis of the spectral radiation profile, kSA SpectraTemp can gauge absolute temperature without prior temperature calibration or knowledge of the material’s emissivity.
The kSA SpectraTemp can be used to determine the absolute temperature of a wide variety of materials, such as semiconductor wafers, metals, and ceramics. As a result of employing a solid-state spectrometer, data acquisition is fast and real-time temperature measurement is obtained.
The kSA SpectraTemp can also be used to calibrate other temperature measurement devices, including standard infrared pyrometers.