PLASMA TECHNOLOGIES (PT)
Vacuum coating deposition has found wide application in industry ranging from manufacturing of capacitors and turbine blades to packing.
Plasma techniques, when applied for coating deposition, make it possible to extend the range of deposited coatings (conducting materials, semiconductors, metal oxides, nitrides, carbides and other compounds), to control the energy and fluxes of deposited materials, thus modifying the properties of produced coatings
Out of a variety of plasma technologies, the vacuum arc and magnetron deposition techniques have enjoyed the widest application. These technologies are efficient both from the technical and economical point of view, as evidenced by a large number of manufacturers producing industrial equipment for deposition of various functional coatings (anti-corrosive, wear-resistant, heat-resistant, anti-friction, protective, anti-emission, biologically compatible, decorative, etc.).
The plasma technique continues to be improved opening up new opportunities (deposition of nanolayers, formation of nanocomposites, etc.). But the process basically remains unchanged consisting in generation and transportation of plasma flows in vacuum and plasma-chemical synthesis of coatings in the active gas medium.
The D.V. Efremov Scientific Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus has a long-standing experience in developing the plasma technologies and manufacturing the relevant equipment, exporting it to the USA, Great Britain, Germany, China and other countries.