What are Chalcogenides?

Chalcogenides are glasses containing one or more chalcogens (sulfur, selenium and tellurium). Chalcogenide glasses are becoming a preferred optical material for...

Advantages of chalcogenides over other IR optics

While the chalcogenides family of glasses is typically more difficult to process than crystalline IR materials, the range of benefits...

Challenges coating chalcogenides

Chalcogenides, while offering exceptionally favorable optical properties present unique difficulties during the manufacturing and coating process. Featuring amorphous less-robust structures,...

What are some of the coating issues with DLC on chalcogenides

DLC is notoriously difficult to utilize as a material for coating chalcogenides due to its tendency towards tiny defects called pinholes and...

Can I coat chalcogenides with DLC?

The process of coating chalcogenides with DLC is what many might call a temperamental process — too few layers and...

What is a DLC aka Diamond-Like or Hard Carbon Coating?

Unlike real diamonds, Diamond-Like Carbon has no crystalline structures. The term Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) was created to differentiate this...

Basics of DLC Coating

Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coatings have been around since the late 1970s. These coatings are used in machining and automotive applications...

Depositing DLC with PE-CVD

At its core, Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) deposits a thin film of precursor material onto the surface of a substrate...

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Hilger Crystals is located at Unit R1 Westwood Estate, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JL, England. Please follow the attached directions  for...

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