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Optical Fabrication and Testing
Monterey, California United States
June 24-28, 2012
ISBN: 1-55752-947-7
Figuring and Finishing Science (OM4D)

The role of the Zetapotential in the Polishing Process of Optical Glasses

Elisabeth Becker and Marcel Achtsnick  »View Author Affiliations


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This paper shows the significant role of the colloidal chemistry of the polishing suspension in the polishing process. The main properties are the stability of the suspension and the agglomeration state of the polishing grains, which both influence the surface quality of the polished glass.

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OCIS Codes
(000.1570) General : Chemistry
(240.5450) Optics at surfaces : Polishing
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness

E. Becker and M. Achtsnick, "The role of the Zetapotential in the Polishing Process of Optical Glasses," in Imaging and Applied Optics Technical Papers, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper OM4D.4.

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