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Silicon carbide SiC (advanced ceramics) for ground & space telescopes and scientific instrumentation

Boostec® SiC provides an ideal solution for instruments requiring exceptional thermomechanical stability.

Using Boostec® technology, whole instruments can be made in SiC: structure and detector supports as well as the mirrors themselves.

The optical face of the mirrors can receive a SiC CVD coating to produce a completely non-porous surface, for a flawless polishable finish.

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