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Title: Sputter coating of microspherical substrates by levitation

Abstract

Microspheres are substantially uniformly coated with metals or nonmetals by simltaneously levitating them and sputter coating them at total chamber pressures less than 1 torr. A collimated hole structure comprising a parallel array of upwardly projecting individual gas outlets is machined out to form a dimple. Glass microballoons,, which are particularly useful in laser fusion applications, can be substantially uniformly coated using the coating method and apparatus.

Inventors:
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OSTI Identifier:
5357269
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-05-030339; EDB-80-088429
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; MICROSPHERES; SURFACE COATING; LASER TARGETS; LEVITATION; SPUTTERING; DEPOSITION; TARGETS; 060201* - Fusion Fuels- Fabrication & Testing- (1980-1987)

Citation Formats

Lowe, A.T., and Hosford, C.D. Sputter coating of microspherical substrates by levitation. United States: N. p., Web.
Lowe, A.T., & Hosford, C.D. Sputter coating of microspherical substrates by levitation. United States.
Lowe, A.T., and Hosford, C.D. . "Sputter coating of microspherical substrates by levitation". United States. doi:.
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