cadmium, zinc, aluminum, thin films, oxidation
The planned Large UV/Optical/Near-infrared Telescope (LUVOIR) is expected to launch sometime in the 2030s if NASA surveys recommend LUVOIR over several other projects in early developmental stages . As the project title suggests, the proposed telescope would include large mirrors (between 8 and 16 meters) as part of the orbiting reflector telescope. My research focused on the preparation of aluminum mirrors with zinc or cadmium barrier layers that were designed to prevent oxidation of the aluminum.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Perry, Spencer B., "Preventing Oxidation of Aluminum Films with Cadmium of Zinc Barriers" (2016). Student Publications. 196.
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Summer RET Student
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