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World's most Perfect Mirrors (The)

Reference

6320

Duration

00:06:12

Production year

2017

Original material

HD
16/9
Color
Sound

Director(s)

Nicolas BAKER

Summary

The most reflective mirrors of the world are at the LMA laboratory (Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés/laboratory of advanced materials) in Lyon. Up to two years is needed to integrate gravitational wave detectors like LIGO or VIGO. As key elements in these detectors, they are among the most accurate optical components ever produced in the world. Each of their processing steps must be conducted under stringent temperature, hygrometry and cleanliness conditions to reach the most perfect end-result as possible.

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