Date of Award

Summer 1935

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




This thesis 18 a study of the methods of depositing metallic films on glass with the hope of perhaps improving on the present technique used. Special attention is given to the methods of evaporation and of sputtering of metals in a vacuum. Certain metals such as aluminum require an extremely long time to deposit an opaque film by the second method. An effort has been made to discover a means of speeding up the process for metals of this sort. The apparatus as finally developed can be readily converted from an apparatus for evaporating metals to one for sputtering metals. The two processes may be performed successively without dismounting the vacuum chamber, or if necessary, simultaneously.