Herstellung neuer optischer Bauteile durch PVD-Beschichtungen

Translated title of the contribution: Manufacture of new optical components and PVD coatings

Koch Thomas

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On account of their leight weight and other physical properties, plastic composite materials are ideal substrate materials for small and medium-sized mirrors. Coating these with PVD poses a problem since such plastics have only limited temperature resistance. Best results are found with a multilayer system based on a 300 micron thick plasma sprayed coating made of nickel and aluminium with a 200 micron electroless nickel on top. After mechanical finishing, the actual reflective layer is finally applied using PVD. A newly developed anodic vacuum-arc method ensures a substrate temperature below 50 Celsius.

Translated title of the contributionManufacture of new optical components and PVD coatings
Original languageGerman
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationGalvanotechnik
StatePublished - Sep 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys


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