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Nanoscale Coatings Improve Fused Silica Surfaces

Fused silica / quartz with Anti-reflection coating improves the efficiency, bandwidth and acceptance angle of fused silica and other optical substrates. Learn more ….. BODY: Fused Silica / Quartz Laser systems are used in a wide range of applications such as energy generation, medical devices and materials processing, as well as in distance sensors and…

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Hydrogen Fortifies Fused Silica Optical Fibres

Optical fibres made with fused silica quartyz solid cores are able to transmit ultraviolet light over an extended period. Read more below. The ability of hydrogen to change the performance of optical fibres used in transmitting laser beams has been known for years. The problem has been how to achieve it. Optical fibres are essentially…

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Technical Ceramics for High-Tech Brakes revolutionize

Lightweight brakes coated with technical ceramics may make cars more energy-efficient. Read on to find out more. There is one simple rule about how to make any vehicle more energy-efficient: reduce its weight. Auto manufacturers can use all manner of materials on the bodywork to cut down on the kilograms, whether it’s in standard petrol…

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The Future of Macor in Printed Circuit Boards

Meta Description: Machineable glass ceramics such as Macor may change the foundations of the printed circuit board market. Read on to find out more. The structural foundations of the printed circuit board market are laminates made of glass fibre and epoxy. These are thin and usually green cards that support all of the circuit components…

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Macor Magic — From Space Shuttles to Microscopes

Macor looks like porcelain but has outstanding technical performance and is as versatile as an advanced polymer. Macor is a machinable glass ceramic developed by Corning that can be machined with precision into any complicated shape using standard metalworking tools. High-Temperature Performance Macor is a special type of machinable glass ceramic that can be used…

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Technical Ceramics Demand to Rise

Whether they are called engineered ceramics, fine technical ceramics or industrial ceramics, enhanced or technical ceramics are reinforced non-metallic and inorganic compounds with exceptional physical and chemical properties. These are: Excellent resistance to high and extremely high temperatures High resistance to wear and tear and corrosion Tensile strength ranging from high to very high Superb…

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Fused silica quartz

  The ability of hydrogen to change the performance of optical fibres used in transmitting laser beams has been known for years. The problem has been how to achieve it. Optical fibres are essentially transparent fibres of fused silica quartz about the thickness of a human hair. Light can be transmitted between both ends of…

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Technical ceramics What are the benefits of aluminium oxide ?

Aluminium oxide (Al2O3, also known as alumina) is one of the most popular oxide ceramics, with one of the widest ranges of applications in the engineering industry. The question is what properties does it have that make it such a popular choice? Aluminium oxide is renowned for being strong and hard – it’s almost as…

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Boron Nitride: Chemistry’s Unappreciated Secret

Boron nitride is a compound that was first discovered in the 18th century but was not produced on a commercial basis until the 1940s. Boron nitride consists of a single boron atom combined with one nitrogen atom. It is made commercially through the reaction of boric acid or boron trioxide with ammonia or urea. The…

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Fused Silica Applications in Ultraviolet Optics

Silica is one of the most abundant compounds in nature and comprises nearly one third of the Earth’s crust. It occurs in its cleanest form as pure quartz sand. Manufacturers call glass made from the purest silica either fused silica or fused quartz. The difference between fused quartz and fused silica is that the former…

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