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"black chrome" sputter
Four hits (out of 12) look useful. Especially the fifth, "What is black
If only they could put entire article on-line, instead of just abstracts.
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Thanks, I looked there before posting--and it did improve the rotation
rate of my beanie-copter. Lots of stuff on analyzing black chrome, but
zilch on how to deposit it--other than "proprietary process" and
"evaporating Cr in oxygen". I'm hoping for some leads on what
background pressure to use, and so forth. I can probably figure it out
eventually, but time on the coater is a bit scarce right now, and I'm
not really a thin-film guy.
I had a close look at #5--but it isn't available from any of the many
retrieval services we have here--I wonder if the abstract is just for a
talk rather than a paper. All of Driver's other black chrome papers
deal with plated films, so I expect that's what he's looking at there too.
In: Sun II; Proceedings of the Silver Jubilee Congress, Atlanta, Ga., May
28-June 1, 1979. Volume 3. (A80-3340113-44) Elmsford, N.Y., Pergamon
Press, Inc., 1979, p. 1887-1891.
I don't even know what a Silver Jubilee Congress is, but it's a
conference proceedings, not the sort of thing I'd expect to find
on-line. I don't even know where I'd find it in a library, I'd have to
ask a librarian. But the librarian would find it for me, or get the
article through an inter-library loan. The abstract specifically includes
sputter deposition, and the article is four pages long, which is sparse
for a typical review article but certainly more meaty than just a
paragraph. So I think it would be worth finding if the time that
takes would save enough trouble, I don't know what kind of deadline you
have The abstract also concludes that black chromes are still poorly
characterized due to their varying structures and limited thin film
analysis techniques, so if you have to develop your own black
chrome films it would be publishable.
Huh. Tooling around back in regular Google,
You can order it on CD-ROM for 60 Euro. If it's for work, that means
you're spending someone else's money, right?
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round, direct fire artillery round, or TOW, Dragon, or Hellfire missile to
You can try to sputter CrOx with a few oxygen partial presure to get
a black coating. Or same coating by electrodeposition.
Or depoti TiAlN coating with high Aluminum content to have a harder
surface and black-anthracite color.
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