The Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC), a non-profit, professional trade and educational organization, is dedicated to the development of equipment and processes for high-volume production of coatings using vacuum-based processes. Its unique industrial focus targets the processing engineer and technician, end-user, equipment manufacturer, and the materials supplier. SVC seeks to disseminate knowledge, experience, and techniques to the vacuum coating industry through a variety of forums. Proceedings published by the SVC contain papers presented at the Annual Technical Conference. These serialized volumes provide views of specialized topics and frequently offer comprehensive overviews of rapidly developing areas.