18 November 2014 Research on materials for the large aperture space mirror
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The properties and developments of materials for large aperture space mirrors, which are pursued for high-resolution earth observation and deep space exploration, are summarized in this paper. All these materials were classified into several kinds depend on their substance and performance. Their advantages and disadvantages in manufacturing large aperture space mirrors were discussed; especially their fabrication, optical machining and application. The trends of development of materials for large space mirrors are overviewed.
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Zhuwei Zhang, Bin Wang, Hui Gong, Zhenyv Gu, Yiliang Liu, "Research on materials for the large aperture space mirror", Proc. SPIE 9298, International Symposium on Optoelectronic Technology and Application 2014: Imaging Spectroscopy; and Telescopes and Large Optics, 929818 (18 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2071182; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2071182
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