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Varying electro-kinetic interactions to achieve predictable polishing results on zinc sulfide
Author(s): Jessica DeGroote Nelson; Jarrett A Drucker; Andrew A. Haefner; Robert A. Wiederhold
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Paper Abstract

A conventional polishing study was conducted with infrared material zinc sulfide with the goal of producing defect-free polished surfaces in predictable amounts of time. Utilizing the measured electro-kinetic properties of the zinc sulfide and polishing abrasives, polishing slurries were selectively altered and the resulting removal rates and surface roughness values were measured. This paper will serve as a baseline for developing an empirical model for optimizing both surface roughness and removal rate for two different types of abrasives with ZnS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7302, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials XI, 73020O (27 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817904
Show Author Affiliations
Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Optimax Systems, Inc. (United States)
Jarrett A Drucker, Optimax Systems, Inc. (United States)
Andrew A. Haefner, Optimax Systems, Inc. (United States)
Robert A. Wiederhold, Optimax Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7302:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials XI
Randal W. Tustison, Editor(s)

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