A perspective on Japanese patents on hard carbon/ diamond films and related subjects 1967-1987

D. Tither, A. Matthews, P. John, J. I B Wilson

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Abstract

Japanese commercial activity in hard carbon and diamond films is widely quoted as being in advance of work in the rest of the world. This statement is verified by reference to over 100 patents of Japanese origin over the past 20 years, and the situation is discussed with regard to their industrial strategy in this field. © 1989.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-266
Number of pages16
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Volume38
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1989

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