17 September 2007 Mirrors from light-weight sintered microspheres combined with replication techniques
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This paper reviews work on fabricating light-weight optics made from inorganic composite materials. The goal of the project is to make mirrors in the 5-10 kg/m2 area density regime based on Northwestern University's previous technology used to make X-ray optics. The goal of this replication process is to end up with a smooth and also potentially accurate surface such that post figuring and polishing will not be necessary. This report covers work on fabricating witness samples up to 10 cm in diameter.
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M. P. Ulmer, M. P. Ulmer, S. Vaynman, S. Vaynman, M. E. Graham, M. E. Graham, A. Davis, A. Davis, S. Ehelert, S. Ehelert, D. Baker, D. Baker, T. G. Kaye, T. G. Kaye, } "Mirrors from light-weight sintered microspheres combined with replication techniques", Proc. SPIE 6666, Optical Materials and Structures Technologies III, 66660U (17 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738292; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738292
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