14 December 1992 Rain erosion data on window and dome materials
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The development of diamond coatings has opened up new possibilities in the field of dome technology. The Cavendish Laboratory has long been involved in liquid impact studies of candidate window materials using a jet technique. This technique has been incorporated into a computer controlled automated Multiple Impact Jet Apparatus which has now been used to characterize the rain erosion properties of a variety of window systems including diamond coated samples. The results presented here compare the threshold velocities of damage for the new materials with those for current windows.
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Colin R. Seward, Colin R. Seward, Charles S. James Pickles, Charles S. James Pickles, R. Marrah, R. Marrah, John E. Field, John E. Field, } "Rain erosion data on window and dome materials", Proc. SPIE 1760, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials III, (14 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130805; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.130805

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