Infrared Transparent Zero Thermal Expansion Ceramic
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
This program will develop a single-phase cubic material with near zero thermal expansion and high (>80%-85% in-line) infrared transmission from 3 m to 5 m for infrared domes and windows. The low thermal expansion material will have high thermal shock resistance as well as good mechanical strength to survive harsh environments. In this Phase I project we will produce a fully dense sample of the cubic material by hot pressing, and measure coefficient of thermal expansion and IR transmission on 1 mm thick planar samples.
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Research Institution Information:
SIENNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
19501 144th Avenue NE Suite F-500 Woodinville, WA 98072
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UNIV. OF WASHINGTON
Office of Sponsored Programs
1100 NE 45th St., Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105-4696
Lynne U. Chronister
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