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Titre de la technologie / Technology Title
    Deformable reflecting mirrors from metallic surface layers deposited on liquids
Description / Description
    The invention relates to a new type of reflective optical element made of a reflective metallic layer comprising reflecting nanoparticles deposited on a liquid surface. Metallic or non-metallic nanometer-sized particles are coated with a ligand. The coated particles are concentrated and deposited on the surface of a liquid where they self-assemble to give optical-quality high-reflectivity optical surfaces. Coating liquid surfaces with reflective layers allows one to make inexpensive and versatile high-quality mirrors. The surfaces of liquids can be shaped by a variety of techniques.
Inventeur / Inventor
  • Ermanno F. Borra
Collaborateur(s) / Collaborator(s) Contact / Contact Champs(s) d'intérêt(s) / Industry segment(s) Brevet(s) / Patent(s) Numéro de la technologie / File Number : 00347