This classic handbook has been completely overhauled since the first edition was published in 1998
Introduction; Substrate ("Real") Surfaces and Surface Modification; The "Good" Vacuum (Low Pressure) Processing Environment; The Sub-Atmospheric Processing Environments; The Low-Pressure Plasma Processing Environment; Vacuum Evaporation and Vacuum Deposition; Physical Sputtering and Sputter Deposition (Sputtering); Arc Vapor Deposition; Ion Plating and Ion Beam Assisted Deposition; Atomistic Film Growth and Some Growth-Related Film Properties; Film Characterization and Some Basic Film Properties; Adhesion and Deadhesion; Cleaning; External Processing Environment; Transfer of Technology from R&D to Manufacturing
Donald M. Mattox obtained his B.S degree in Physics from Eastern Kentucky State University. He served as a meteorologist and Air Weather Officer in the USAF during and after the Korean War. He then obtained a M.S. degree in Solid State Physics from the University of Kentucky in 1960. In 1961 he went to work at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Don was a manager and member of the Technical staff at SNL for 27 years and has been a consultant to the vacuum coating industry for over 28 years. In 1995 he was the recipient of the American Vacuum Society Albert Nerken Award "For his invention of the ion plating process and its continued development." In 2007 Don received the Society of Vacuum Coaters Nathaniel Sugerman Award "For his development of the ion plating process and long-term commitment to education in the vacuum coating community." Don has published numerous papers and book chapters on the subject of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processing and technology transfer from R&D to production. He is the author of Handbook of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Processing (1st edition 1998, 2nd edition 2010) published by Elsevier and Foundations of Vacuum Coating Technology, published by William Andrew/Elsevier (1st edition 2003).
"In addition to background theory and principles, this handbook is loaded with extensive practical information on vitually all aspects of PVD. It also has extensive listings of references, tabulated data, graphs, illustrations, and schematics - all of which greatly enhance the book and provide useful information. This handbook will be a frequented referenced book by those researchers using PVD."--Electrical Engineering