Abstract

We report the development and testing of a new commercially available diffuse reflecting material with reflectivities in the visible comparable to industry-leading products. This new diffuse reflector consists of solid quartz in which there is a dense distribution of tiny pockets of air. The multiple reflections by the quartz–air interfaces of these air pockets transforms a highly transmissive base material into a highly diffuse reflecting material.

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