Carbon Foam Lightweight Mirror Applications
CFOAM® Carbon Foam is easily shaped to the desired optical surface configuration and readily accepts a variety of surface coating materials.
|Because of its unique combination of mechanical and thermal properties, CFOAM® carbon foam offers high potential as a material for lightweight mirrors used in space-based telescopes and high power lasers.
In addition to its low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and high specific stiffness, CFOAM® carbon foam can be produced with a high thermal conductivity, which facilitates cooling and minimizes distortion due to temperature changes.
CFOAM® is a registered trademark of CFOAM LLC.