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Passivation of quartz for halogen-containing light sources

United States Patent

5,993,278
November 30, 1999
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Lifetime of halogen containing VUV, UV, visible or IR light sources can be extended by passivating the quartz or glass gas containers with halogens prior to filling the quartz with the halogen and rare gas mixtures used to produce the light.
Falkenstein; Zoran (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
09/ 086,996
May 29, 1998
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.