This short course will provide an understanding of the role that surfaces play in materials behaviour; concentrating on optical applications of coating systems.
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It will introduce concepts of surface engineering and how surface engineering may be used to optimise a component’s performance. You will also learn suitable analytical techniques used to evaluate and characterise surfaces and thin samples.
At a glance
- Please enquire for course dates
- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield campus
- Cost£1,400 Concessions available
What you will learn
On successful completion of this short course you will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of surface engineering
- Demonstrate a sound knowledge for the systematic application of alternative technologies used to fabricate coating systems
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physics and chemistry of physical vapour deposition and chemical vapour deposition and their relevance to industry
- Demonstrate knowledge and critical awareness of plasma/surface interactions and their relevance to industry
- Demonstrate understanding and critical awareness of current principles of optical coating design
- Evaluate the microstructure characteristics used to describe materials
- Demonstrate knowledge and critical awareness of the techniques used to characterise the surface and the principals behind their operation.
Philosophy of surface engineering, general applications and requirements. Principles and design of optical coatings. Physics of the plasma state and plasma surface interactions. Surface engineering as part of a manufacturing process. Integrating coating systems into the design process. Coating manufacturing processes. Electro deposition. Flame spraying. Plasma spray. Physical vapour deposition. Chemical vapour deposition. HIP surface treatments. Sol-gel coatings. Spin coating methods
Analytical Techniques: X-ray diffraction, TEM, SEM and EDX, WDX analysis, surface analysis by AES, XPS and SIMS, overview of other techniques
Coating systems for optical applications. Multilayered coating architectures. Anti-reflection coatings. Wavelength selective coating design.
20% discount for Cranfield Alumni.
10% discount when registering 3 or more delegates, from the same organisation at the same time.
Accommodation fees are not included in the discount scheme. Please ask about our discount scheme at time of booking.
Accommodation options and prices
This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here. Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.
Location and travel
Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.
London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.
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