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

The Foundations of Vacuum Coating Technology

2nd Edition

Authors: Donald M. Mattox
Paperback ISBN: 9780128130841
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 256
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The Foundations of Vacuum Coating Technology, Second Edition, is a review of the developments that have led to the wide variety of applications of vacuum coating technologies that serves as a starting point for more in-depth surveys of past and recent work in all aspects of vacuum coating. This second edition includes a historical context and review of both High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) and Pulsed Laser Deposition that were added to bring the newest techniques being utilized in VCT. It is a must have for materials scientists and engineers working with vacuum coating in new technologies or applications.

A section of acronyms for vacuum coating and glossary of terms at the end of the book are critical additions to the information every reader needs.

Key Features

  • Clearly sets out the basis of formation of vacuum coating methods
  • Provides a review of the applications of the various vacuum coating technologies
  • Includes a discussion of High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS), Pulsed Laser Deposition and Arc Vaporization and Deposition techniques


Material scientists and engineers, Academic – engineering students; teachers; Industry – engineers, technicians, management; Patent lawyers

Table of Contents

1. Introduction – Applications, deposition processes, process flow, patents, early Electricity and Magnetism, early power supplies, low pressure chemical vapor deposition as applied to vacuum coating
2. History of Vaccuum Technology
3. History of Sputtering and Sputter Deposition
4. History of Thermal evaporation and deposition
5. History of Arc vaporization and deposition
6. History of High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS)
7. History of Pulsed Laser Deposition
8. History of studies on growth, structure, and property modification of vacuum deposits
9. History of special substrate surface preparation techniques for vacuum deposition
10. Historical timelines – Vacuum Technology and Vacuum Coating Processes


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About the Author

Donald M. Mattox

Don obtained his B.S. degree in Physics from Eastern Kentucky State University. He served as a meteorologist and Air Weather Officer in the USAF during and after the Korean War. After being discharged from the USAF he obtained a M.S. degree in Solid State Physics in 1960 from the University of Kentucky. Don went to work for Sandia National Laboratories in 1961 and retired in 1989 after 28 years as a Member of the Technical Staff and then as a Technical Supervisor. At retirement he was Supervisor of the Surface and Interface Technology Division. After retirement Don acted as a consultant to the vacuum coating industry. Don was President of the American Vacuum Society (now AVS) in 1985. Don was the Technical Director of the Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) from 1991 to 2006 and Technical Editor of the SVC publications from 1989 to 2016. In 1988, the 9th International Congress on Vacuum Metallurgy presented him with a commendation, “For outstanding contributions to metallurgical coating technology for the period 1961-1988". In 1995 he was the recipient of the AVS Albert Nerken Award "For his invention of the ion-plating process and its continued development." Don is a Fellow and Emeritus Member of the AVS. In 2007 Don received the SVC Nathaniel H. Sugerman Award from the Society of Vacuum Coaters “For his development of the ion plating process and long-term commitment to education in the vacuum coating community.” Don has written numerous papers and book chapters and has authored and edited several books on PVD processing and the history of vacuum coating.

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Technical Director, Society of Vacuum Coaters, Albuquerque, NM, USA

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