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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1999
  • pp: 7161–7162

Thermal Expansion of Borosilicate Glass, Zerodur, Zerodur M, and Uncer amized Zerodur at Low Temperatures

J.H. Burge, T. Peper, and S.F. Jacobs  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 34, pp. 7161-7162 (1999)

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Current plans for space exploration are calling for more information about materials—at ever lower temperatures. The University of Arizona is making a 2-m prototype mirror for the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) to operate at 35 K.1 Previous low temperature measurements of thermal expansion have been limited to temperatures down to 77 K, except for the very low temperature studies of White et al.2,3,4

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J.H. Burge, T. Peper, and S.F. Jacobs, "Thermal Expansion of Borosilicate Glass, Zerodur, Zerodur M, and Uncer amized Zerodur at Low Temperatures," Appl. Opt. 38, 7161-7162 (1999)

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  1. J.H. Burge et al., “Lightweight Mirror Technology Using a Thin Facesheet With Active Rigid Support,” Proc. SPIE3356(SPIE Press, Bellingham, WA, 1998) (in press). [CrossRef]
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