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Title: Durable metallized polymer mirror

A metallized polymer mirror construction is disclosed having improved durability against delamination and tunneling, comprising: an outer layer of polymeric material; a metal oxide layer underlying the outer layer of polymeric material; a silver reflective layer underneath the metal oxide layer; and a layer of adhesive attaching the silver layer to a substrate. 6 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7009058
Assignee:
Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO (United States) NREL; EDB-94-165234
Patent Number(s):
US 5361172; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-007286
Contract Number:
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 21 Jan 1993
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Midwest Research Institute
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR REFLECTORS; DESIGN; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; LAYERS; MIRRORS; RELIABILITY; EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; 141000* - Solar Collectors & Concentrators