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Rain erosion data on window and dome materials
Author(s): Colin R. Seward; Charles S. James Pickles; R. Marrah; John E. Field
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Paper Abstract

The development of diamond coatings has opened up new possibilities in the field of dome technology. The Cavendish Laboratory has long been involved in liquid impact studies of candidate window materials using a jet technique. This technique has been incorporated into a computer controlled automated Multiple Impact Jet Apparatus which has now been used to characterize the rain erosion properties of a variety of window systems including diamond coated samples. The results presented here compare the threshold velocities of damage for the new materials with those for current windows.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1760, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials III, (14 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130805
Show Author Affiliations
Colin R. Seward, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Charles S. James Pickles, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
R. Marrah, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
John E. Field, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1760:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials III
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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