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How do I anodize bronze for thin film colors using electrolysis?

I am trying to change the color of the coins we have in Europe. I want to create patterns of certain colors. They are made from "nordic gold" (89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc, and 1% tin). ...
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“Good” properties of transparent conducting oxides

I'm a computer scientist and I'm trying to figure out which are the key properties that define a “good” acting transparent conducting oxide (TCO) in order to consider several possible features to ...
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Copper Thin Film Oxidation?

So I am a clueless undergraduate student trying to get a glass substrate sputtered with a 100 to 200 nanometer copper thin film from one lab to another. I need to know how much time I have before the ...
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How can I prevent my spin-coated silica thin film from cracking when I heat it up?

I am spin-coating a porous silica solution on a glass microscope coverslip, and then heating the resulting thin film to $\pu{350 °C}$, in an attempt to create a thin film of porous silica sol gel. I ...
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AFM of Smooth Amorphous Carbon

I have been having trouble getting decent resolution images and clear data of smooth amorphous carbon thin films prepared by RF bias assisted vacuum deposition. I was using a DLC tip in tapping mode ...