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Polishability of CERAFORM silicon carbide
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in polishing the bare CERAFORM SiC surface to finishes as smooth as 1OA rms has enhanced the viability of SiC as a mirror material those applications requiring thermal stability over a broad temperature range. In addition PVD silicon claddings have been developed to provide a low cost polishing option for more environments which are less severe. With the ability to make complex shapes in sizes up to 1 meter, CERAFORM SiC provides a cost-effective alternative to beryllium and glass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2857, Advanced Materials for Optical and Precision Structures, (11 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258290
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Mark A. Ealey, Xinetics, Inc. (United States)
John A. Wellman, Xinetics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2857:
Advanced Materials for Optical and Precision Structures
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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