Thin films expertise : Alacritas Consultancy Ltd.

About Alacritas Consultancy Ltd.,


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  • Trouble shooting and problem solving
  • Optical coating design
  • Process optimization
  • Product development
  • Training
  • Independent advice on
    • Thin films
    • Vacuum coating
    • Metallization
    • Vacuum systems
    • Plasma systems
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Dr Rick Spencer, who founded Alacritas, has worked in vacuum coating and thin films for almost 20 years. He is the author of many thin film patents and technical papers on thin films on magnetron sputtering, surface modification and thin film processes. . He was Research and Development Manager for 10 years at Applied Vision working with magnetron sputter deposition technology for optical coatings. Rick has experience in a wide variety of thin film and vacuum coating applications including :-
  • optical coatings
  • optical data storage
  • architectural coatings
  • barrier coatings
  • medical sensors
  • data storage tape
  • thin film batteries
  • aircraft canopies
  • low-e coatings
  • low surface energy treatments
  • displays
  • solar control coatings

Alacritas Consultancy Ltd., was set up in February 2002 to offer techical support and training to users and manufacturers of thin films, vacuum and plasma systems. Alacritas also act as agents for Huettinger DC, RF, MF, HIPIMS Bias and Arc power supplies.

Alacritas Consultancy Ltd., can also offer optical coating design using the 'Essential Macleod' design package from Angus Macleods' thin film center.