ALON® Optical Ceramic - An Advanced Transparent

  • Recent advances in ALON optical ceramic | (2005) | Wahl ...

    Aluminum Oxynitride (ALON TM Optical Ceramic) is a transparent ceramic material which combines transparency from the UV to the MWIR with excellent mechanical properties. ALON’s optical and mechanical properties are isotropic by virtue of its cubic crystalline structure. Consequently, ALON is transparent …

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  • Conformal ALON® windows, Proceedings of SPIE | 10.1117/12 ...

    May 22, 2014· Aluminum Oxynitride (ALON® Optical Ceramic) combines broadband transparency with excellent mechanical properties. ALON’s cubic structure means that it is transparent in its polycrystalline form, allowing it to be manufactured by conventional powder processing techniques. Surmet controls every aspect of the manufacturing process, beginning with synthesis of ALON® powder, continuing …

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  • ALON optical ceramic transparencies for window, dome, and ...

    Surmet continues to invest in and expand its manufacturing capability for ALON® Optical Ceramic, as the market demand for this material increases. The biggest demand and opportunity continues to be in the area of transparent armor, however, the market for sensor domes and windows, made from ALON, continues to grow at an impressive rate as well.

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  • Recent advances in ALON optical ceramic | (2005) | Wahl ...

    Aluminum Oxynitride (ALON TM Optical Ceramic) is a transparent ceramic material which combines transparency from the UV to the MWIR with excellent mechanical properties. ALON’s optical and mechanical properties are isotropic by virtue of its cubic crystalline structure. Consequently, ALON is transparent in its polycrystalline form and can be made by conventional powder processing techniques.

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  • Two-step preparation of AlON transparent ceramics with ...

    Sep 12, 2014· I. INTRODUCTION Spinel aluminum oxynitride (γ-AlON) is a solid solution centered around Al 23 O 27 N 5 (9Al 2 O 3 •5AlN) in the Al 2 O 3 –AlN pseudobinary system, which can be made into a polycrystalline ceramic material with high strength and hardness simply by conventional sintering or hot pressing of a powder compact. Owing to its cubic structure, fully dense AlON ceramic …

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  • Transparent ceramics - Wikipedia

    Many ceramic materials, both glassy and crystalline, have found use as optically transparent materials in various forms from bulk solid-state components to high surface area forms such as thin films, coatings, and fibers. Such devices have found widespread use for various applications in the electro-optical field including: optical fibers for guided lightwave transmission, optical switches ...

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  • Processing of transparent polycrystalline AlON:Ce3 ...

    Oct 23, 2015· A new transparent ceramic scintillator for radiographic imaging systems, GLO(Eu) offers high light yield of ~75,000 Ph/MeV, high stopping, and low radiation damage. Implementation of single crystal SrI2(Eu), Gd-based transparent ceramics, and Bi-loaded plastic scintillators can advance …

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  • Recent advances in aluminum oxynitride (ALON) optical ceramic

    Sep 07, 2001· Aluminum Oxynitride or ALON optical ceramic is transparent material, developed and patented by Raytheon, which is very similar to sapphire, being comprised mostly of Al 2 O 3 with a small amount of additional nitrogen. This nitrogen addition has the effect of producing a cubic material whose optical and mechanical properties are isotropic.

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  • Recent advances in aluminum oxynitride (ALON) optical ceramic

    Sep 07, 2001· Aluminum Oxynitride or ALON optical ceramic is transparent material, developed and patented by Raytheon, which is very similar to sapphire, being comprised mostly of Al 2 O 3 with a small amount of additional nitrogen. This nitrogen addition has the effect of producing a cubic material whose optical …

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  • Recent advances in aluminum oxynitride (ALON) optical ceramic

    Aluminum Oxynitride or ALON optical ceramic is transparent material, developed and patented by Raytheon, which is very similar to sapphire, being comprised mostly of Al2O3 with a small amount of ...

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  • Surmet's ALON® Transparent Armor 50 Caliber Test - YouTube

    Surmet's ALON® Transparent Armor also has shown excellent environmental durability in scratch and rock strike resistance stemming from 3x hardness of glass a...

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  • ALON optical ceramic transparencies for window, dome, and ...

    May 20, 2011· Surmet continues to invest in and expand its manufacturing capability for ALON® Optical Ceramic, as the market demand for this material increases. The biggest demand and opportunity continues to be in the area of transparent armor, however, the market for sensor domes and windows, made from ALON, continues to grow at an impressive rate as well.

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  • ALON® Transparent Armor | Request PDF

    Itroduction ALON® Optical Ceramic Comparison of Alon and Spinel Comparison of Alon to Sapphire Ballistic Results Recent Results on 50 Cal AP Testing Summary Discover the world's …

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  • Transparent Ceramics | CoorsTek Corporation

    “Making and Properties of Transparent YAG Ceramics” Fujita, M. Advanced Solid-State Photonics 2008, Ceramic Lasers Summit, Nara. “Precision Evaluation of Optical Properties of Transparent Ceramics” Yanase, Y., Fujita, M. and Irie, M. The 24th Japan-Korea International Seminar on Ceramics, Kakegawa, 2007.

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  • Transparent polycrystalline cubic spinels protect and defend

    Mar 02, 2013· Figure 1 shows transmittance of γ-AlON and magnesium-spinel optical ceramics. Even though it is polycrystalline, γ-AlON is one of the best currently available materials in terms of optical quality. The transmittance of γ-AlON approaches its theoretical values in the near-UV, visible through mid-IR wavelengths, but starts dropping around 4.5

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  • Strengthening mechanism of twin lamellas in transparent ...

    Aug 01, 2018· 1. Introduction. Transparent aluminum oxynitride (AlON) is a promising material, that can be used as photoelectric protective windows, infrared/visible optical domes and transparent armors [1,2], due to its broad transparence range, excellent mechanical properties, and chemical stability [].According to the Al 2 O 3-AlN phase diagram reported by Willems [], the stable range of AlON …

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  • Surmet Delivers 18×35 Inch Monolithic Transparent Ceramic ...

    ALON ® Optical Ceramic combines broadband transparency with excellent mechanical properties and environmental durability. ALON’s cubic structure means that it is transparent …

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  • ALON (R) Optical Ceramic Transparencies for Window, Dome ...

    ALON and spinel, two transparent ceramics used in IR optics, each exhibit a unique combination of properties; a comparison allows the optical engineer to select the right material for the job.

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  • (PDF) Transparent Armor Ceramics: AlON and Spinel

    ALON ceramic possesses spinel-family lattice structure, polycrystalline structure and similar optical transparency and mechanical properties [3, 220], which qualifies it to be the best comparable ...

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  • ALON® Transparent Armor - Goldman - 2009 - Ceramic ...

    Nov 09, 2009· Summary This chapter contains sections titled: Itroduction ALON® Optical Ceramic Comparison of Alon and Spinel Comparison of Alon to Sapphire Ballistic Results …

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  • ALON - Aluminum – Medium

    ALON is the hardest polycrystalline transparent ceramic available commercially. Its combination of optical and mechanical properties which makes this material a leading candidate for lightweight high-performance transparent …

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  • Crewed vehicles windows, is ALON a better choiche than ...

    125 votes, 131 comments. I recently discovered that ALON (aluminum oxynitride) optical ceramic, aka transparent aluminum, has better physical …

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  • TECHNICAL DATA ALON™ OPTICAL CERAMIC - Surmet

    ALON Optical CeramicTM Comparison To Ceramics for Semiconductor Processing PROPERTIES Conditions UNITS ALON™ Coors Alumina AD 99.5 Coors Alumina AD99.8 Sapphire Quartz (fused silica) Density g/cc 3.69 3.9 3.92 3.97 2.21 Grain Size Micrometers 150-250 6 6 single crystal amorphous Color Transparent ivory ivory Transparent Transparent

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  • Conformal ALON® windows - SPIE Digital Library

    May 22, 2015· Abstract. Aluminum Oxynitride (ALON® Optical Ceramic) combines broadband transparency with excellent mechanical properties. ALON’s cubic structure means that it is transparent in its polycrystalline form, allowing it to be manufactured by conventional powder processing techniques. Surmet controls every aspect of the manufacturing process ...

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  • Infrared Optics: ALON and spinel excel as infrared optical ...

    Aug 06, 2014· Infrared Optics: ALON and spinel excel as infrared optical materials. ALON and spinel, two transparent ceramics used in IR optics, each exhibit a unique combination of properties; a comparison allows the optical engineer to select the right material for the job. Aug 6th, 2014. FIGURE 1. Examples of ALON and spinel components produced by Surmet ...

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