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Surface Smoothing Effects And Optical Scatter Characteristics Of Coated Metal Surfaces
Author(s): J. R. McNeil; G. A. Al-Jumaily; J. M. Bennett
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Paper Abstract

Deposition of thin (0.1 to 1.0 micron thick) metal films on smooth surfaces can cause a reduction in microroughness and related optical scatter. The effect is more apparent for films which have been deposited using energetic processes, such as ion bombardment and sputtering, compared to evaporated films. The amount of smoothing is also dependent upon the initial roughness of the surface and the film material. Results from examining surfaces using several characterization techniques will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1009, Surface Measurement and Characterization, (21 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949165
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J. R. McNeil, University of New Mexico (United States)
G. A. Al-Jumaily, Barr Associates (United States)
J. M. Bennett, Naval Weapons Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1009:
Surface Measurement and Characterization
Jean M. Bennett, Editor(s)

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