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Subject: Re: Vac Deposition coating Aluminum

Date: 10/07/01 at 10:46 PM
Posted by: Ted Van Vorous
E-mail: cathodes@uswest.net
Message Posted:

In Reply to: Vac Deposition coating Aluminum posted by Robert Routh on 09/12/01 at 3:50 PM:

It is possible to achieve reflectivities of
88-92 on polystyrene if the surface finish is
suitable.As Mike pointed out, system leaks in
either evaporation or sputter processes can ruin
a film very easily. In addition, backstreaming in a
system not properly set up for sputtering is
also very bad. As a final comment-if you are
using mold release agents, especially silicones,
you will never get there from here.
If you are using a sputtering process, I can
offer assistance as a consultant with a wide
variety of experince over 35 years in the vacuum

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