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A Search For Improved 8-12 µm Infrared-Transmitting Materials
Author(s): Curtis E Johnson; Terrell A Vanderah; Christopher G. Bauch; Daniel C Harris
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Paper Abstract

Efforts to prepare new infrared-transmitting ceramic materials and to improve the mechanical properties of existing materials are in progress. Work on new materials is concentrating on phosphides, sulfides, and mixed phosphide/sulfides. Zinc sulfide with submicron grain size has been prepared from organometallic precursors with the hope of improving strength or fracture toughness. A survey of the reaction of hydrogen sulfide with organometallic compounds was conducted to evaluate this route to ceramic sulfides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0968, Ceramics and Inorganic Crystals for Optics, Electro-Optics, and Nonlinear Conversion, (17 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948124
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Curtis E Johnson, Naval Weapons Center (United States)
Terrell A Vanderah, Naval Weapons Center (United States)
Christopher G. Bauch, Naval Weapons Center (United States)
Daniel C Harris, Naval Weapons Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0968:
Ceramics and Inorganic Crystals for Optics, Electro-Optics, and Nonlinear Conversion
Robert W. Schwartz, Editor(s)

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