OPTICON FP7 (2009-2012) WP6 - New Materials for Astronomical Instrumentation

Please note this page is for historical reference only as OPTICON FP7 (2009-2012) is complete.

WP leader: Filippo Zerbi

Identification of new technologies and new materials of potential astronomical application is a very major continuing requirement in astronomy. This WP focuses on new types of optically-active materials of potential astronomical application, moving beyond glass and steel, to organic, photosensitive and polymer materials. The objective is both to identify and characterise those new materials of most practical promise, and also to prove the viability of laboratory and industrial scale processes which are essential to turn their promise into practical technologies.

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