UV350AG - The Ultra Violet Answer

In many current astronomical projects there is considerable interest in reflective coatings for the ultraviolet(UV). Silver mirror coatings have long been chosen for astronomical applications because of their broad, high reflectance across the visible and infrared (IR) spectra. But conventional silver coatings have poor UV reflectance and are perceived to be inherently less stable than other metallic options, such as aluminum and gold. Quantum's UV350AG takes the next major step in both reflectance and durability. We have extended the high reflectance region to achieve 95% at 350nm. At the same time, durability has been enhanced to meet the 24 hour Salt Fog test in addition to the standard requirements of MIL-M-13508C.