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(ALON) Transparent Aluminum Dome - Fire Laser System

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posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 02:00 PM
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Very impressive Transparent Aluminum Oxynitride Dome on the link.
Put a weapons grade laser/phaser behind it?
Go ahead and shoot the weapon. The dome will not melt because of
the very high melting point of the Transparent Aluminum Ceramic?
See link: ALON: Surmet Dome

Also the dome can withstand a direct hit from a small asteroid.
ALON acts as armor also.
How much does a Transparent Aluminum coffee cup cost?




posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 02:22 PM
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Hell yeah. They need to make glasses out of this..



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 02:45 PM
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Now, regarding laser use, would the beam be refracted or concentrated when going through the curve of the dome?

Because it wouldn't exactly be like a lens, would it have any effect whatsoever?



Just a curious mind..



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 03:10 PM
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no you likely could not fire a laser through the dome it would refract and relect the beam

and deflecting a small asteroid?

thats a little much

other than that the alon material will revolutionize armor glass applications.

I remeber when this material was first announced, it has taken about 6 years to get it this far.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 05:39 PM
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I know we could make the a new space shuttle with ALON windows.
BTW....any guess what my ALON coffee cup would cost?



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by purehughness
Now, regarding laser use, would the beam be refracted or concentrated when going through the curve of the dome?

Because it wouldn't exactly be like a lens, would it have any effect whatsoever?



Just a curious mind..



I found another page on it.
Very transparent.
Transparent Al O N



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 01:14 PM
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Wonder if its scratch resistant,if so

bye bye scratchy dvd's and cd's.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 04:24 AM
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It certainly is scratch resistant. With a hardness of 1850 (roughly 8.3 on the Mohs scale) it is almost as hard as sapphire which is. 9-9.5 on the Mohs scale or 2200. The only thing harder than corundum(sapphire, ruby) is diamond.



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