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Title: Filtered cathodic arc deposition apparatus and method

Abstract

A filtered cathodic arc deposition method and apparatus for the production of highly dense, wear resistant coatings which are free from macro particles. The filtered cathodic arc deposition apparatus includes a cross shaped vacuum chamber which houses a cathode target having an evaporable surface comprised of the coating material, means for generating a stream of plasma, means for generating a transverse magnetic field, and a macro particle deflector. The transverse magnetic field bends the generated stream of plasma in the direction of a substrate. Macro particles are effectively filtered from the stream of plasma by traveling, unaffected by the transverse magnetic field, along the initial path of the plasma stream to a macro particle deflector. The macro particle deflector has a preformed surface which deflects macro particles away from the substrate.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (24461 W. Blvd. De John, Naperville, IL 60564)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
872279
Patent Number(s):
5902462
Assignee:
Krauss; Alan R. (24461 W. Blvd. De John, Naperville, IL 60564) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
filtered; cathodic; deposition; apparatus; method; production; highly; dense; wear; resistant; coatings; free; macro; particles; shaped; vacuum; chamber; houses; cathode; target; evaporable; surface; comprised; coating; material; means; generating; stream; plasma; transverse; magnetic; field; particle; deflector; bends; generated; direction; substrate; effectively; traveling; unaffected; initial; path; preformed; deflects; resistant coating; deposition method; coating material; vacuum chamber; magnetic field; transverse magnetic; resistant coatings; deposition apparatus; wear resistant; filtered cathodic; highly dense; /204/427/

Citation Formats

Krauss, Alan R. Filtered cathodic arc deposition apparatus and method. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Krauss, Alan R. Filtered cathodic arc deposition apparatus and method. United States.
Krauss, Alan R. Fri . "Filtered cathodic arc deposition apparatus and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872279.
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abstractNote = {A filtered cathodic arc deposition method and apparatus for the production of highly dense, wear resistant coatings which are free from macro particles. The filtered cathodic arc deposition apparatus includes a cross shaped vacuum chamber which houses a cathode target having an evaporable surface comprised of the coating material, means for generating a stream of plasma, means for generating a transverse magnetic field, and a macro particle deflector. The transverse magnetic field bends the generated stream of plasma in the direction of a substrate. Macro particles are effectively filtered from the stream of plasma by traveling, unaffected by the transverse magnetic field, along the initial path of the plasma stream to a macro particle deflector. The macro particle deflector has a preformed surface which deflects macro particles away from the substrate.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
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