Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC)

Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC)

A DLC coating is used across many industries, especially in defense and security applications, where the external optic necessitates anti-reflective properties and durability to withstand the harshest environmental conditions.

While inherent property concerns of DLC, such as compressive stress, can be controlled with process input settings, the real Achilles heel of a DLC coating are Pinholes – common to systems that coat up.

Our custom-designed DLC coating chamber deposits the carbon towards the top of the chamber which results in optical coatings with virtually zero pinholes. In addition we use the Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PE-CVD) method which results in a better quality product. The process also eliminates the 4 most common customer issues associated with coatings – pinholes, uniformity, stress and adhesion.

Call 1-833-IR-FRANK or email irfrank@dynasil.com if you have any questions about our capabilities or the different substrates we can coat.

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