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The Foundations of Vacuum Coating Technology

Posted by mark00 On February - 28 - 2010

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.

Handbook of Physical Vapour Deposition

Posted by mark00 On February - 27 - 2010

The Handbook of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Processing (Materials Science and Process Technology Series) by Donald M. Mattox is one of the most useful books on PVD coating you can buy. It gives you full details of the major PVD coating techniques and coating characterization techniques.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference book on PVD, May 12, 2009
By P. Smith (Fort Worth, TX) – See all my reviews
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I received the book very quickly. It is in great shape as it was reported to be. I am very happy to have the book and the seller was very easy to work with. I would buy another book from them.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars the bible of pvd engineers, July 24, 2001
By david chung (taipei) – See all my reviews
i am a pvd engineer. the contennt of this book includes everything i want to know. if enginners can have this book, they do not need to spend much time searching tech. information in front of pc. it is a handbook for sure. i can not wait to own one!!

5.0 out of 5 stars PVD from A to Z, June 2, 2004
By “tawallne” (Michigan Technological University) – See all my reviews
If you are new to PVD as I am, you will find this book to be well worth the money. If the book doesn’t give you enough details on what you are interested in, it will give you a ton of references to get you in the right direction. As a graduate student working on different PVD techniques including RF Sputtering, Thermal Evaporation, Electron Beam Evaporation, and Arc Deposition I use this book all the time. The only drawback is that it is huge but I liked it so much, I simply bought a copy for the lab and a copy for home.