Home Resource Center Newsletters Coating Materials News Coating Material News Following are articles from recent issues of Coating Materials News. Visit our Newsletter Archives for earlier material. If you cannot find the information you need or would like to request additional newsletter or technical information, please feel free to Contact Us. Resources Coating Materials News Vol 28 Issue 2 This issue of the CMN newsletter features a technical paper, "Fundamentals of Thin-Film Growth & Influences on Mechanical and Environmental Durability Properties" and an article on the growing market for innovative OLED Materials. Fundamentals of Thin-Film Growth Advances in thin-film coating technology during the past decades have focused on improving the quality of deposited layers through refinements in materials and deposition processes. Coating Materials News Vol 28 Issue 1 This issue of the Materion newsletter contains technical articles on Coating Materials & Processes for the Long-Wave Thermal Band and an in-depth discussion of Ion Beam Sputtering for Dense Oxide Coatings. Coating Materials and Processes for the Long-Wave Thermal Band Learn why longer wavelengths require different materials that exhibit low absorption. Ion Beam Sputtering for Dense Oxide Coatings Ion beam sputtering (IBS) was developed to enhance these properties: environmental stability, laser damage threshold and optical absorption. IBS today produces the highest quality oxide-compound films. Coating Materials News Vol 27 Issue 4 Technical articles on UV, IR and hyperspectral coating materials from Materion. Commonalities Between UV and IR Materials The choice of materials employed in coating designs is primarily differentiated by the operating wavelength range. The available materials are, however, not strictly segregated to either short- or long-wavelength candidates, but overlap exist in spectral range applicability. Hyperspectral Coating Challenges The latest article in a series, this article we will look into several critical fluoride compounds for UV, VIS & IR films. Coating Materials News Vol 27 Issue 3 Technical articles on deposition processes and materials from Materion. Manufacturing Metal Alloy Sputtering Targets Presentation Presentation highlights from Materion's David Sanchez's presentation at the recent 14th International Symposium on Sputtering and Plasma Processes (ISSP 2017) at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan. Achieving Mechanically Durable Coatings Explore how to engineer thin-film coatings to withstand abrasive and impact forces involves complex physics and chemistry problem solving. Technical Paper-Achieving Mechanically Durable Coatings This technical paper explores engineering thin-film coatings to withstand abrasive and impact forces involves complex physics and chemistry problem solving. Manufacturing Critical Optical Coating Materials Whether through sputtering or evaporation processes, engineers strive to optimize thin film properties at the most reasonable cost. In comparison to other metals, Silicon has complex origins and remains fragile and temperamental. Reactive and Non-Reactive Deposition Previous Coating Materials News issues have discussed Reactive and Non-Reactive Deposition in relation to specific materials; this article is an overview of the technology. Technical Paper-Reactive and Non-Reactive Deposition Physical vapor deposition (PVD) processes are the most commonly used deposition techniques for the widest variety of materials and coating applications. This technical paper compares PVD processes. Coating Materials News Vol 27 Issue 2 Technical articles on deposition processes and materials from Materion. The Evolution of Photo-Voltaic Solar Cell Technology In the early 1990s, the technology used for photo-voltaic space solar cells diverged from the silicon technology used for terrestrial panels. Read more about the advances in materials and processes. Materions Role in Solar Power Materion contributes a broad range of specialized materials used in various solar components. These items comprise the fundamental building blocks that power homes, municipalities and satellites. Coating Materials News Vol 27 Issue 1 Technical articles on deposition processes and materials from Materion. Battery Materials and Challenges of Today Materion R&D pushing boundaries in energy storage with new battery materials. Coating Materials and Technology for Long Range IR Coatings This Materion technical paper discusses new developments in infrared materials and the growing numbe of applications for IR coatings. Face to Face Brendan Liddle Meet Materion's Sr Development Chemist from Milwaukee WI supporting new product development for the inorganic chemicals business. Face to Face Brian Mandiak Meet Materion Regional Sales Manager for Eastern US and Canada. Face to Face Don Klimkowicz Meet the President of Materion Advanced Materials Group. Face to Face EJ Strother Meet Materion's Vice President of marketing & Sales for the Advanced Materials business. Face to Face Rick Vehlow Meet Materion's Advanced Materials group Product Specialist from the Milwaukee WI facility. Face to Face Samuel Pellicori Meet Sam Pellicori, an optical coating expert with a long-term association with Materion. Materials and Deposition Technology for Coating Optical Surfaces This Materion Technical Paper covers the components of the deposition process for optical coatings. Minimizing Costs of Precious Metals in Compound Semiconductors Materion’s chemical etch cleaning technology increases refine yield and minimizes costs. Nickel, Gold and Silver-Critical Materials Materion is a global innovator of metals applications dedicated to providing the right materials for the job. Oxides and Nitrides of Aluminum This Materion technical paper discusses the applications and deposition processes of films of the oxygen and nitrogen compounds of aluminum. Technical Paper-Coating Processes Evolve Materion Technical Paper discussing the evolution of coating processes to satisfy special optical requirements. Understanding Deep Ultra Violet Coatings Read this Materion technical paper for a better understanding of the special amterial requirements for DUV coating materials. Technical Paper-Oxides and Nitrides of Aluminum This Materion technical paper discusses the applications and deposition processes of films of the oxygen and nitrogen compounds of aluminum. TechnicalPaper-Materials and Deposition Technology for Coating Optical Surfaces In this paper Materion provides an overview of the materials and processes employed to make coatings for use at wavelength regions between UV and far IR. Technical Paper-Coating Materials and Technology for Long Range IR Coatings This paper discusses the new developments in IR materials and technology, and the growth of applications for IR coatings. Thin Film Coating Materials Materion offers a comprehensive range of coating materials products and technical guidance in selecting the best available option. Transparent Conductive Thin Films A Materion review of the issues relating to coatings on polymers. Also, other concerns about TCO and AZO materials. Yttrium Fluoride Processes Materion discusses how ultra high purity yttrium fluoride contributes to improved performance. Optical Coatings for Harsh Environments Read Materion paper on extreme stresses faced by optical coatings in operational environments. Challenges to Hyperspectral Applications Materion takes a look at thin film materials & enhanced processes for sophisticated applications. Technical Paper-Coating Materials for High Reflectors Materion technical paper reviews considerations involved in design and production of optical coating materials. Face to Face Jaya Pillai Meet Materion's Materials & Trade Compliance Manager Coating Materials News Vol 25 Issue 1 March 2015 Read about deep ultra violet coatings and their material requirements as well as how a variety of forms influence coating outcomes in this latest Materion newsletter. Coating Materials News Vol 25 Issue 2 June 2015 Materion's newsletter provides updated information on Inorganic Chemiclas & Thin Film Coating Materials Coating Materials News Vol 25 Issue 3 October 2015 This issue of Materion's CMN includes properties comparisons of oxides and nitrides of alumninum and information on transparent conductive thin films. Coating Principles-Dielectric Material for Your Application Materion employs multiple technologies to improve coating materials and processes. Coating Processes Evolve Materion technical paper discusses the evolution of coating processes and satisfying special optical requirements. Continuous Improvement Awards Materion Advanced Materials Group awards employee teams for their commitment to excellence and for creating value for customers. Choosing Appropriate Backing Plates Often overlooked factors. Consider Materion's backing plate offerings. Coating Materials News Vol 26 Issue 1 Technical information on inorganic chemicals and thin film coating materials from the experts at Materion. Coating Materials News Vol 26 Issue 2 This issue of Materion's CMN newsletter includes a technical paper on coatings used in space and information on choosing appropriate backing plates. Coating Materials News Vol 26 Issue 3 Technical articles on deposition processes and materials from Materion. Coating Materials News Vol 26 Issue 4 Technical articles on deposition processes and materials from Materion. Coatings Used In Space Requirements and solutions for the space environment. Materion provides critical optical coatings. Commonly Used Deposition Processes and Materials Keeping pace with advancing technology at Materion Face to Face Tim Landvatter Meet Materion Senior Development Chemist Face to Face with Kent Hutchings Meet Materion's Technical Manager for New Product Development High Performance Fluoride Compounds Materion introduces innovative fluoride starter sources for quality thin film optical coating. Magnesium Fluoride-Highly Engineered for a Range of Uses Materion's expanded fluoride portfolio spans the optics, photovoltaic, phosphor & battery materials industries with products to suit multiple applications. Reactive Deposition-Enabling Enhanced Thin Film Performance Reactive Deposition-Enabling Enhanced Thin Film Performance Technical Paper-Commonly Used Deposition Processes and Materials Keeping pace with advancing technology at Materion Technical Paper-Reactive Deposition-Enabling Enhanced Thin Film Performance Take a closer look at reactive deposition processes in Materion Technical Paper. Technical Paper-Coatings Used in Space Requirements and Solutions in the space environment. Materion's critical optical coatings. Technical Paper-Optical Coatings for Harsh Environments Read Materion paper on extreme stresses faced by optical coatings in operational environments.