Hi All, I am new to a laboratory and they have this EB-PVD machine. I would like to know how several parameters affect the coating as well as the target. The basic concept that I know about EB-PVD is that electrons are accelerated so that it can heat the target and eventually reach a point wherein the target vaporizes and somehow sticks to a substrate. The target gets "eaten up" in the process. I would like to find a rough calculation or estimate to how much power I can give to a certain target so that I would eat up the target holder. But with all the papers that I read, authors specify the target and the power of the Electron Gun. Every element has its own heat of vaporization and I would like to understand the relation of the Gun Power and the target. Any reference, links and inputs are welcome. Your help is very much appreciated.