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Protective infrared transparent coatings
Author(s): Randal W. Tustison
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Paper Abstract

The development of novel, highly durable coatings useful in protecting infrared materials against abrasion and high speed raindrop impact damage is reviewed. Key materials properties including fracture toughness, elastic modulus, hardness as well as internal stress in the film and substrate are discussed. Significant levels of protection have been demonstrated by several investigators.

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Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10261, Infrared Thin Films: A Critical Review, 102610D (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58697
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Randal W. Tustison, Raytheon Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10261:
Infrared Thin Films: A Critical Review
Ric P. Shimshock, Editor(s)

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