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Optical contacting of quartzThe strength of the bond between optically contacted quartz surfaces was investigated. The Gravity Probe-B (GP-B) experiment to test the theories of general relativity requires extremely precise measurements. The quartz components of the instruments to make these measurements must be held together in a very stable unit. Optical contacting is suggested as a possible method of joining these components. The fundamental forces involved in optical contacting are reviewed and relates calculations of these forces to the results obtained in experiments.
Document ID
19830009120
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Payne, L. L.
(South Carolina State Coll. Orangeburg, SC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center The 1982 NASA(ASEE Summer Fac. Fellowship Program
Subject Category
Optics
Accession Number
83N17391
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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