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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.