Report on the Workshop on Ion Implantation and Ion Beam Assisted Deposition Held in Corpus Christi, Texas on 9-11 March 1992
HARWELL LABS (UNITED KINGDOM)
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This workshop was organized by the Corpus Christi Army Depot CCAD, the major helicopter repair base within AVSCOM. Previous meetings had revealed a strong interest throughout DoD in ion beam technology as a means of extending the service life of military systems by reducing wear, corrosion, fatigue, etc. The workshop opened with an account by Dr Bruce Sartwell of the successful application of ion implantation to bearings and gears at NRL, and the checkered history of the MANTECH Project at Spire Corporation. Dr James Hirvonen AMTL continued with a summary of successful applications to reduce wear in biomedical components, and he also described the processes of ion beam-assisted deposition IBAD for a variety of protective coatings, including diamond-like carbon DLC.
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