The Foundations of Vacuum Coating Technology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128130841

The Foundations of Vacuum Coating Technology

2nd Edition

Paperback ISBN: 9780128130841
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 381
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The Foundations of Vacuum Coating Technology, Second Edition, is a revised and expanded version of the first edition, which was published in 2003. The book reviews the histories of the various vacuum coating technologies and expands on the history of the enabling technologies of vacuum technology, plasma technology, power supplies, and low-pressure plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. The melding of these technologies has resulted in new processes and products that have greatly expanded the application of vacuum coatings for use in our everyday lives. The book is unique in that it makes extensive reference to the patent literature (mostly US) and how it relates to the history of vacuum coating. The book includes a historical Timeline of Vacuum Coating Technology and a historical Timeline of Vacuum/Plasma Technology, as well as a Glossary of Terms and Acronyms used in the vacuum coating and surface engineering industries.

Key Features

  • History and detailed descriptions of Vacuum Deposition Technologie
  • Review of Enabling Technologies and their importance to current applications
  • Extensively referenced text
  • Patents are referenced as part of the history
  • Historical Timelines for Vacuum Coating Technology and Vacuum/Plasma Technology
  • Glossary of Terms and Acronyms for vacuum coating


Scientists and engineers involved in research and development of applications, and scale-up to industrial production; Academics – engineering students, teachers, and others interested in the history-of-technology subjects; Industry – engineers, technicians, management, lawyers and others interested in protection of Intellectual Property (IP)

"Those that do not know the history of their field are doomed to repeated it’s mistakes or end up in patent litigation" (paraphrased from G. Santayana)

Table of Contents

1. About This Book
2. Vacuum Technology
3. Plasmas and Plasma Enhanced CVD (PECVD)
4. Physical Sputtering and Sputter Deposition
5. Thermal Evaporation and Deposition in Vacuum
6. Cathodic Arc Vaporization and Cathodic Arc Vapor Deposition
7. Ion Plating
8. Condensation, Nucleation, Interface Formation, and Film Growth

1. Historical Timelines
2. Glossary of Terms and acronyms


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