Sapphire Windows manufactured from single crystal sapphire are ideal for demanding applications such as laser systems, where high pressures, high temperatures, high thermal loads, vacuum conditions, scratch/wear resistance, low friction and corrosive atmospheres are important considerations. As a result, they are often used in research, medical, aerospace and military applications. Here are some reasons why.
• Except for diamonds, sapphire is the hardest crystal known to man. On the Mohs scale of hardness, which ranks materials from softest (1) to hardest (10), it is rated 9. Continue reading Sapphire Optical Windows Perform in Demanding Applications