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Variable invariables: dimensional instability with time and temperature
Author(s): S. F. Jacobs
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Paper Abstract

How stable are structures made of fused silica, Zerodur, ULE, Invar or Superinvar? We review what is known about dimensional changes with time or temperature for these important materials, including some recent findings.

What are the variations in commercially available materials? How does one go about obtaining the best Invar and Superinvar?

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1992
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 10265, Optomechanical Design: A Critical Review, 102650I (28 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.61115
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S. F. Jacobs, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10265:
Optomechanical Design: A Critical Review
Paul R. Yoder Jr., Editor(s)

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