Au sputter

Mary Tang mtang at
Wed Apr 13 08:05:52 PDT 2005

Re: Au sputter
Dan Grupp <grupp at>
Tue, 12 Apr 2005 18:50:20 -0700

Wei Shi <shiwei20012002 at>
labmembers at snf.Stanford.EDU

about 50A is transparent, perhaps as much as 100A under bright light. Au 
transmits in the blue-green (it has a broad bell-shaped transmission 
curve), so it makes great sunglasses (hence space helmet visors)! No IR 
or UV. It is ez to use Metallica or Innotec for this.

Wei Shi wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to coat a layer of Au on common glass, but still want to 
> keep it transparant under human's vision.  Does any buddy know:
> 1.  What is the maximum thickness I can coat?
> 2.  Do you know any vendor?
> Thanks,
> Wei
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Mary X. Tang, Ph.D.
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