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Thermal casting of polymers in centrifuge for producing X-ray optics

United States Patent

March 27, 2012
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An optic is produced by the steps of placing a polymer inside a rotateable cylindrical chamber, the rotateable cylindrical chamber having an outside wall, rotating the cylindrical chamber, heating the rotating chamber forcing the polymer to the outside wall of the cylindrical chamber, allowing the rotateable cylindrical chamber to cool while rotating producing an optic substrate with a substrate surface, sizing the optic substrate, and coating the substrate surface of the optic substrate to produce the optic with an optic surface.
Hill; Randy M. (Livermore, CA), Decker; Todd A. (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
10/ 956,631
September 30, 2004
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.