Uniform Deposition of Large-Area Multicomponent Coatings using Laser Irradiation Scanning of Predesigned Targets
Sensoren, Geräte und Komponenten
The technology describes deposition of materials on large areas by adjusting laser beam characteristics, introducing novel target architecture, and adjusting the scanning geometry of the laser beam.
- Uniform deposition on large areas using multicomponent target and unique arrangements of incidence laser irradiation and target motion.
- One laser source with fixed deposition coordinates is required.
- Special arrangement of optics result in line scanning that can be adjusted according to the size and architecture of the target.
- Target motion and the line scanning geometry offer no restriction to the size and architecture of the target.
- Requires no multiple targets thereby avoiding discontinuities in the deposited layers.
- Reacted-product as target is not a necessity.
- Instead of reacted-product, individual components are arranged to obtain unique target architecture, which upon rotation and laser line scanning presents large-area single or multilayered coatings.
- Composition of coatings is controlled by irradiation area.
- Sequence and thickness of multilayer can easily be adjusted by target architecture and motion.
- Concentration gradients between the layers and within a given layer are feasible.
- Complex geometry of substrates can easily be accommodated.
- Coatings of Al-Ti-Nb and NbCr2 on alumina and molybdenum substrates have been accomplished.
- Uniform deposition of coatings between 5 and 100 nm were obtained.
German patent filed on 25.05. 2010.
- Ref.-Nr.: 1201-4172-BC (219,9 KiB)
Dr. Bernd Ctortecka, M. Phil.
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