Abstract

The dimensional stabilities of five commercially available low-expansion glass ceramics have been measured between −40 °C and +90 °C. Materials tested include Zerodur, Zerodur M, Astrositall, Clearceram 55, and Clearceram 63. With the use of a standardized thermal testing procedure, the thermal expansion, isothermal shrinkage, and hysteresis behavior of the various materials are compared with one another. A detailed comparison of three separate melts of Astrositall, two separate melts of Zerodur, and one melt of Zerodur M indicates that between −40 °C and +90 °C the dimensional stability and uniformity characteristics of two of the melts of Astrositall are somewhat better than those of the other two materials. To my knowledge, this is the first published comparison of data from these glass ceramics taken with identical test procedures.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

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