Fused Silica

Fused Silica is glass consisting of silica in amorphous (non-crystalline) form.  Fused Silica is non-birefringent.  It differs from normal glasses in that it contains no other materials, which are added to glass to lower the melt temperature.  Fused Silica has high working and melting temperatures.  It is widely used in the semiconductor sector as well as laboratory equipment.  It trasmits UV better than other glasses.  The low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) of fused silica makes it a useful material for precision mirror substrates.

MPF Products, Inc. does not approve the use of ultrasonic cleaning for any viewport.  We ship our viewports UHV ready.  You may simply blow off the glass to remove any contaminants with clean, dry air.  For additional cleaning steps for particulates or contamination from other processes, please review our cleaning procedures at https://mpfpi.com/resources/category/uhv-viewport-cleaning-notes/.

Bake-Out Ramp Rate: 20°C per Minute

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