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Transparent And Heat Reflecting Coatings
Author(s): Ronald P. Howson; Martin I. Ridge; Charles A. Bishop
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Paper Abstract

The provision of coatings to utilise solar radiation and to Prevent heat radiation loss creates many Problems in their design and creation. They must be simple and be able to be manufactured in very large areas to meet the cost and application requirements. The use of optical Properties given to materials by their free carrier concentration is considered and it is shown that the outimum performance is obtained with thin films between those of metals and semi-conductors. The problems encountered with the use of non-optimum films are discussed. The process of Planar magnetron sputtering is discussed in detail to indicate how it forms a solution for the deposition of complex compound films which are suitable for this application, with close stoichiometry control, onto large area substrates of glass or plastic sheet.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0401, Thin Film Technologies I, (28 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935537
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald P. Howson, Loughborough University of Technology (England)
Martin I. Ridge, Loughborough University of Technology (England)
Charles A. Bishop, Loughborough University of Technology (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0401:
Thin Film Technologies I
J. Roland Jacobsson, Editor(s)

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