Observations of Mechanically Polished KCl Surfaces Using Scanning Electron Microscopy
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AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA
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The surfaces of polished KCl samples, prepared by different mechanical polishing techniques, were examined using a scanning electron microscope and electron microprobe. An evaluation of the general quality of the polish and of the chemical composition of foreign matter found on the surface was completed. A qualitative analysis using an energy dispersive system was performed on all samples. Quantitative microanalysis was also completed. The results of these analyses and their implications are discussed in this report. The need for laser window materials with good optical and mechanical properties motivated this study.
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