THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEPOSITIONING HARD DIAMOND LIKE CARBON COATINGS ON SURFACES OF OPTICAL ELEMENTS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,690.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
1938
Agency Tracking Number:
1938
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1820 N Glenville - Ste 116, Richardson, TX, 75081
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JACOB W LIN
(214) 238-7045
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEPOSITIONING HARD DIAMOND LIKE CARBON COATINGS ON SURFACES OF OPTICAL ELEMENTS.IT IS RECOGNIZED THAT THIS PROTECTIVE LAYER DEVELOPED MUST BY CORROSION AND EROSION RESISTANT AND IT MUST BE OPTICALLY TRANSPARENT FROM UV AND IR WAVELENGTHS. FOR REASONS DESCRIBED IN THIS PROPOSAL, THE USE OF A RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) PLASMA DISCHARGE SYSTEM APPEARS TO BE A PROMISING APPROACH TO PREPARATION OF THE DIAMOND-LIKE SURFACES REQUIRED. OUR PREVIOUS STUDIES WITH THIS METHOD HAVE DEMONSTRATED A HARD CARBON FILM WITH DIAMOND-LIKE PROPERTIES CAN BE FORMED BY THE DEPOSITION OF ENERGETIC CARBON ATOMS OR HYDROCARBON FRAGMENTS. THE PROPOSED WORK WILL INVOLVE A SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF PLASMA DISCHARGE CONDITIONS ON THE DEPOSITION LAYERS OBTAINED. THIS WILL INCLUDE SUCH VARIABLES AS GAS FLOWRATE, PRESSURE, RF POWER, AND SUBSTRATE ELECTRODE SELF BIAS POTENTIAL.

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