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Title: Method of making reflecting film reflector

Abstract

A reflector of the reflecting film type is disclosed and which may be used in a heliostatic system for concentrating solar energy and comprising a reflecting film bonded to an appropriate rigid substrate in such a way that specularity of a very high order is achieved. A method of bonding the reflecting film to the substrate is also disclosed and comprises the steps of initially adhering the film to a smooth, clean flat rigid surface with a non-bonding liquid between the rigid surface and film, and then bonding the substrate and film. The non-bonding liquid has a molecular adhesion greater than any stresses due to handling or curing of the bonding agent which is applied between the film and the opposing surface of the rigid substrate.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Center Moriches, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY
OSTI Identifier:
863677
Patent Number(s):
4226657
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) BNL
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-02-0016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; reflecting; film; reflector; type; disclosed; heliostatic; concentrating; solar; energy; comprising; bonded; appropriate; rigid; substrate; specularity; achieved; bonding; comprises; steps; initially; adhering; smooth; clean; flat; surface; non-bonding; liquid; molecular; adhesion; stresses; due; handling; curing; agent; applied; opposing; bonding agent; solar energy; rigid substrate; stresses due; reflecting film; film bonded; concentrating solar; opposing surface; film type; /156/

Citation Formats

Cottingham, James G. Method of making reflecting film reflector. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Cottingham, James G. Method of making reflecting film reflector. United States.
Cottingham, James G. Tue . "Method of making reflecting film reflector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863677.
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title = {Method of making reflecting film reflector},
author = {Cottingham, James G.},
abstractNote = {A reflector of the reflecting film type is disclosed and which may be used in a heliostatic system for concentrating solar energy and comprising a reflecting film bonded to an appropriate rigid substrate in such a way that specularity of a very high order is achieved. A method of bonding the reflecting film to the substrate is also disclosed and comprises the steps of initially adhering the film to a smooth, clean flat rigid surface with a non-bonding liquid between the rigid surface and film, and then bonding the substrate and film. The non-bonding liquid has a molecular adhesion greater than any stresses due to handling or curing of the bonding agent which is applied between the film and the opposing surface of the rigid substrate.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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