The Foundations of Vacuum Coating Technology is a concise review of the developments that have led to the wide variety of applications of this technology. This book is a must have for materials scientists and engineers working with vacuum coating in the invention of new technologies or applications in all industries. With over 370 references, this is an excellent starting point for those who don't want to reinvent the wheel. In particular, the book is a valuable reference for those interested in researching proposed or existing patents.
This unique book provides a starting point for more in-depth surveys of past and recent work in all aspects of vacuum coating. The author uses his extensive knowledge of the subject to draw comparisons and place the information into the proper context. This is particularly important for the patent literature where the terminology does not always match industry jargon. 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.
A concise review of the developments that have led to the wide variety of applications of this vacuum technology. A "must have" for materials scientists and engineers.
Early Vacuum Science and Technology Early Electricity and Magnetism Early Plasma Physics and Chemistry Some Scientific and Engineering Societies and Publications Patents and the U.S. Patent Office Deposition Processes Sputter Deposition Thermal Evaporation Arc Vapor Deposition Chemical Vapor Deposition Ion Plating Surface Preparation Summary Endnotes References Acronyms Used in Vacuum Coating Glossary of Terms for Vacuum Coating
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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.
Formerly Technical Director, Society of Vacuum Coaters, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Society of Vacuum Coaters (Technical Director)