Dave Christie

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Reducing Total Cost of Ownership (CoO): Balancing Target Consumption

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Reducing Total Cost of Ownership (CoO): ...

Large-area glass coating lines are expected to perform long process campaigns between maintenance cycles. They need to...
Controlling Pulsed DMS Reactive Sputtering Processes: Getting a Solid Voltage Feedback Signal

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Controlling Pulsed DMS Reactive ...

Large-area coating is used to deposit complex layer systems on glass for architectural and automotive applications, and a myriad of others, including…

Success is in the Details: Not-So-Obvious Subtleties of Voltage Control

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Success is in the Details: Not-So-Obvious ...

The possibility of controlling reactive sputtering processes in the transition region has been intriguing and compelling for as long as I have been in the…

Controlling Reactive Sputtering Processes: Why Voltage Control?

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Controlling Reactive Sputtering Processes: Why ...

Reactive sputtering is used for a tremendous variety of industrial coating applications. In reactive sputtering processes, sputtered...
Contemplating Disruption

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Contemplating Disruption

It’s New Year’s Eve. Another year passed, whooshing by like the Shinkansen, Japan’s venerable bullet train. The New Year is hours away, a fresh…

Hidden in Plain Sight: Thin Films

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Thin Films

Thin films are amazing. They can change the properties of surfaces in dramatic and wonderful ways. Maybe you are involved in the thin-film…