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Mechanical enhancement of LWIR materials via coatings
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Paper Abstract

Thin films were deposited onto ZnS as a means of strengthening and toughening. Fracture strength increases of up to 40% have been observed. These mechanical property enhancements were found to be related to the compressive stress in the deposited films. Rain erosion resistance is also enhanced through the application of compressively stressed thin film coatings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1326, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials II, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22491
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Joseph M. Wahl, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Randal W. Tustison, Raytheon Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1326:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials II
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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