Aluminum Metallic Mirror Coating
Enhanced Aluminum Metallic Mirror Coating
EMF offers a broad range of aluminum metallic mirror coatings for first surface mirrors and second surface mirrors across a wide wavelength range. Aluminum coated mirrors are an excellent option for many general broadband applications. Because bare aluminum is very susceptible to damage, a protective SiO2 overcoat is applied over the aluminum coating to enhance the durability of the coating. A protected or enhanced aluminum coating has less chance of tarnishing than protected silver in a high humidity environment while providing good reflectance. So, in many cases, an aluminum metallic mirror coating is preferred over a protected silver coating.
Substrate Materials: Suitable for glass, plastic, metal, and ceramics, substrates up to 90″ (2.3 meters)
Durability: Meets specifications of MIL-M-13508 and various other military specifications.
- Home and industrial lighting
- Electronics – Scanners
- Gratings – Scientific, academic research, commercial applications
- Instrumentation – Scientific and commercial instruments
- Astronomy – Telescope mirrors
EMF optical design engineers can help you design a custom metallic mirror coating to meet your exact specifications and performance requirements.