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Varying electro-kinetic interactions to achieve predictable removal rates and smooth surfaces on ZnS
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 and two pitch types with ZnS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7426, Optical Manufacturing and Testing VIII, 74260A (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825384
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. 7426:
Optical Manufacturing and Testing VIII
James H. Burge; Oliver W. Fähnle; Ray Williamson, Editor(s)

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