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Reaching for the stars

New materials improve high-performance telescopes in astronomy

Covestro is cooperating with the Italian Institute of Astrophysics / Performance enhancement of astronomical instruments through holographic optical elements / Versatile applications due to tailor-made photosensitive photopolymer films

Image size: 17 cm x 13 cm
Image author: INAF
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Current material developments for telescopes aim at a further improvement of the spectroscopic analysis of starlight. In cooperation with the Italian INAF Institute, Covestro has developed tailor-made Bayfol® HX photopolymer films in which highly efficient volume holograms can be inscribed to effectively decompose starlight into its colors.
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