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Infrared control coating of thin film devices

United States Patent

9,581,741
February 28, 2017
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Systems and methods for creating an infrared-control coated thin film device with certain visible light transmittance and infrared reflectance properties are disclosed. The device may be made using various techniques including physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, thermal evaporation, pulsed laser deposition, sputter deposition, and sol-gel processes. In particular, a pulsed energy microwave plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition process may be used. Production of the device may occur at speeds greater than 50 Angstroms/second and temperatures lower than 200.degree. C.
Berland; Brian Spencer (Morrison, CO), Stowell, Jr.; Michael Wayne (Loveland, CO), Hollingsworth; Russell (Arvada, CO)
ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. (Littleton, CO)
14/ 293,934
June 2, 2014
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under grant # DE-EE0006348 awarded by the Department of Energy.