Plasma-polymerized coating for polycarbonate : Single-layer, abrasion resistant, and antireflection
- Wydeven, Theodore
- Mar 1, 1991.
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- Plasma-polymerized vinyl trimethoxy silane films were deposited on transparent polycarbonate substrates. The adherent, clear films protected the substrates from abrasion and also served as antireflection coatings. Post-treatment of the vinyl trimethoxy silane films in an oxygen glow discharge further improved their abrasion resistance. The coatings were characterized by elemental analysis of the bulk, ESCA analysis of the surface, transmission, thickness, abrasion resistance, haze, and adhesion. This patented process is currently used by the world's largest manufacturers of non-prescription sunglasses to protect the plastic glasses from scratching and thereby to increase their useful lifetime.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19910013730.
Accession ID: 91N23043.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Technology 2000, Volume 1; p 184-188.
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