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Single Crystal Silicon Mirrors for Spaceflight

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Single Crystal Silicon Mirrors for Spaceflight

Single crystal silicon (SCSi) is both soft and brittle. This makes it difficult to machine. The primary obstacle for SCSi being accepted as a standard mirror material is well-developed optical manufacturing techniques. The objective is to improve the opto-mechanical design and fabrication of SCSi mirrors for spaceflight.

Develop a well understood process for manufacturing visible quality SCSi mirrors. Areas of research include stress relief, figure, finish, and light weighting techniques.

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