Laser Technology for Removing Conductive Coatings from Electrically Heated Railway-Transport Glazing (Review)
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A high-efficiency laser-assisted method of removing tin-doped indium-oxide In2O3 (Sn) films from the surface of sodium-potassium-silicate glass used for railway-transport glazing. This method increases work productivity by a factor of 10 without degrading the strength of transport-engineering glazing and at the same time decreases environmental damage caused by the manufacturing process.
Key wordssilicate glass conductive coating indium oxide etching matting ytterbium laser
The A. G. Romashin Obninsk Scientific and Industrial Enterprise Tekhnologiya JSC together with the PELCOM firm (Dubna) have developed a commercial facility for the laser removal of coatings ULSP 25/16 (Fig. 4). This facility is now functioning successfully.
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