Coatings and Thin Films Technologies


The aim of this course is to acquaint the students with the technology of coatings and thin films commonly used in coating processes from the functional and structural point of view.

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Responsible teacher

Hugo Manuel Brito Águas


Weekly - 5

Total - 66

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D. Smith, Thin Film Deposition, McGraw Hill, 1995

 H. Glaser, Large area glass coatings, Von Ardenne Anlagentechnik, 2000

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Subject matter

The aim of this course is to give the theoretical and practical technologies of coatings and thin films currently used. Will be given  an introduction on the classification and type of technology requirements to be followed by the following technologies: sputtering (dc and rf), chemical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition assisted by rf; thermal evaporation and sol-gel spray pyrolysis, laser assisted deposition. Examples of different types of coatings will be given. The program concludes with the characterization techniques used for caracterize structure, composition and physical properties.