Our thin film facility provides a comprehensive coating design, manufacture and measurement service for University of Oxford as well as for industry. We are able to provide custom coatings for the optical, electronic, semiconductor and aerospace fields. Thin film coatings can be deposited on a wide variety of materials including metals, plastics, semiconductors, ceramics and glass on sizes ranging from 1mm up to 254mm diameter.
Metallic coatings can be deposited as either single layers or with other metals to thicknesses in the range of 3nm to 500nm. Common metals for coating are gold, silver, aluminium, titanium, chromium, copper, iron and platinum.

What we do

  • Metallic coatings – can be deposited as either single layers or with other metals to thicknesses in the range of 3nm to 500nm; common metals for coating are gold, silver, aluminium, titanium, chromium, copper, iron and platinum
  • Dielectric coatings – mainly for use in optical applications where layers can be single or multi-layered coatings up to 30 layers; common dielectric materials used are magnesium fluoride (MgF2), titanium dioxide (TiO2), aluminium oxide (Al2O3), silicon dioxide (SiO2), hafnium dioxide (HfO2), lithium fluoride (LiF), zinc sulfide (ZnS) and indium tin oxide (ITO)

Contact

Facility Manager
Telephone

+44 (0) 1865 273462