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Title: Process for preparing improved silvered glass mirrors

Abstract

Glass mirrors having improved weathering properties are prepared by an improvement in the process for making the mirrors. The glass surface after it has been cleaned but before it is silvered, is contacted with a solution of lanthanide rare earths in addition to a sensitization solution of tin or palladium. The addition of the rare earths produces a mirror which has increased resistance to delamination of the silver from the glass surface in the presence of water.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5040768
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-05-036502; EDB-80-110256
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-06-1830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; MIRRORS; FABRICATION; SOLAR REFLECTORS; COPPER; GLASS; LAYERS; RARE EARTHS; SENSITIZERS; SURFACE TREATMENTS; WASHING; WEATHERING; CLEANING; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; METALS; REAGENTS; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; 141000* - Solar Collectors & Concentrators

Citation Formats

Buckwalter, C.Q. Jr. Process for preparing improved silvered glass mirrors. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Buckwalter, C.Q. Jr. Process for preparing improved silvered glass mirrors. United States.
Buckwalter, C.Q. Jr. Mon . "Process for preparing improved silvered glass mirrors". United States.
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abstractNote = {Glass mirrors having improved weathering properties are prepared by an improvement in the process for making the mirrors. The glass surface after it has been cleaned but before it is silvered, is contacted with a solution of lanthanide rare earths in addition to a sensitization solution of tin or palladium. The addition of the rare earths produces a mirror which has increased resistance to delamination of the silver from the glass surface in the presence of water.},
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year = {1980},
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