Vacuum deposition of thin films

Catalogue Number: 1000
Vacuum deposition of thin films
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: HOLLAND Leslie
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1958
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Chapman and Hall Ltd
Description Of Item: Original navy blue cloth, 541 pp, diagrams in text plus 25 black and white plates
Historical Significance: This book, first published in 1956, reflects the state of art of thin film coating in the mid 20thC. The book was a standard text: it ran to several editions and printings until 1970. Vaccum thin film deposition has a long history that can be traced back to the 17th C. see History of vacuum coating at http://www.svc.org/HistoryofVacuumCoating/Foundations-of-Vacuum-Coating.cfm in which this book gets a mention. Vacuum coating of spectacle lenses dates from the mid 20th C although Fraunhoffer in 1817 noted the protective properties of film deposition due to age on optical lenses and anti-reflective coatings were developed in the early years of the 20thC. OS Heavens published his classic work on Optical properties of thin solid films in 1955. See also http://www.svc.org/H/HISTORYA.PDF
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: Nov 2008
Condition: Very good except for old VCO Library stamps
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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