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Posted 8/17/16

ran76 wrote:


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ran76 wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


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I guess this is the first step to making transparent aluminum


What's special about transparent aluminum?

Also You mean transparent aluminum like this:



Aluminium oxynitride or AlON is a ceramic composed of aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen. It is marketed under the name ALON by Surmet Corporation.[3] AlON is optically transparent (≥80%) in the near-ultraviolet, visible and midwave-infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is 4 times harder than fused silica glass, 85% as hard as sapphire, and nearly 15% harder than magnesium aluminate spinel. Since it has a cubic spinel structure, it can be fabricated to transparent windows, plates, domes, rods, tubes and other forms using conventional ceramic powder processing techniques. AlON is the hardest polycrystalline transparent ceramic available commercially.[2] Combination of optical and mechanical properties makes this material a leading candidate for lightweight high-performance transparent armor applications such as bulletproof and blast-resistant windows and for many military infrared optics. AlON-based armor has been shown to stop multiple armor-piercing projectiles of up to 50 cal.[4] It is commercially available in sizes as big as 18x35-inch monolithic windows.[5]


I guess you've never seen Star Trek 4.


Nope haven't watched but a few random Star Trek episodes.


well the one you posted is a ceramic, the one I was referencing was actual metal



Because that makes a difference... This is probably better than a metal due to its very high heat resistance and ability to stop projectiles. A metal would get hot and then deform due to the vacuum of space plus projectiles will continue to warp it.
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So what's the point? Just charge more money for nothing?

And if it's somehow cheaper, I totally want to construct a fence with it.

Great too bad no manufacturer will ever go down that road

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Posted 8/17/16

Rujikin wrote:


ran76 wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


ran76 wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


ran76 wrote:

I guess this is the first step to making transparent aluminum


What's special about transparent aluminum?

Also You mean transparent aluminum like this:



Aluminium oxynitride or AlON is a ceramic composed of aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen. It is marketed under the name ALON by Surmet Corporation.[3] AlON is optically transparent (≥80%) in the near-ultraviolet, visible and midwave-infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is 4 times harder than fused silica glass, 85% as hard as sapphire, and nearly 15% harder than magnesium aluminate spinel. Since it has a cubic spinel structure, it can be fabricated to transparent windows, plates, domes, rods, tubes and other forms using conventional ceramic powder processing techniques. AlON is the hardest polycrystalline transparent ceramic available commercially.[2] Combination of optical and mechanical properties makes this material a leading candidate for lightweight high-performance transparent armor applications such as bulletproof and blast-resistant windows and for many military infrared optics. AlON-based armor has been shown to stop multiple armor-piercing projectiles of up to 50 cal.[4] It is commercially available in sizes as big as 18x35-inch monolithic windows.[5]


I guess you've never seen Star Trek 4.


Nope haven't watched but a few random Star Trek episodes.


well the one you posted is a ceramic, the one I was referencing was actual metal



Because that makes a difference... This is probably better than a metal due to its very high heat resistance and ability to stop projectiles. A metal would get hot and then deform due to the vacuum of space plus projectiles will continue to warp it.


don't ruin the dream, dude
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