Highly reflective front-surface silver mirrors are needed for many optical applications.
While various protective dielectric coating schemes have been developed, the long-term durability of Ag mirrors is still of great concern in the optics community for a variety of applications under harsh environments. The corrosion protection behavior of a
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Stability of Coatings
Original Manuscript: March 31, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2005
Chung-Tse Chu, Peter D. Fuqua, and James D. Barrie, "Corrosion characterization of durable silver coatings by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and accelerated environmental testing," Appl. Opt. 45, 1583-1593 (2006)