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Glass ceramic components
Large Components for Small Structures
For the further development of LCD lithography devices, highly precise glass ceramic components are used to apply transistors to display glass for monitors and televisions. [more]

German Weather Service
The Weather Prophets
Weather reports are the media’s most popular service thanks to modern meteorology. The German Weather Service in Offenbach is an important source. The quality of its service depends on satellite data. A new satellite promises even more accurate forecasts. [more]

Solar telescope
Tracking the Sun
With the help of a new solar telescope astronomers have discovered properties of the sun’s surface that have been unknown up to now. [more]

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Top Optics with a Wide Field
When the innovative wide field survey telescope called VISTA (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy)goes into operation in the year 2006, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) will have another top-quality instrument at its disposal to explore the heavens. [more]

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Mirror Substrate
Exploring Space
In 1903 SCHOTT supplied the first mirror substrate of a larger dimension for a telescope. Ever since, astronomical mirrors made by SCHOTT have been making decisive contributions to the exploration of the universe. Here are some highlights of the past 100 years. [more]

Telescope Projects
Ever Larger and More Powerful
At the world’s largest astronomy conference held in Hawaii, 2,200 participants discussed current and future telescope projects. SCHOTT GLAS was represented by experts and an exhibit. [more]

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From “Micro” to “Nano”
The technological race in the field of microelectronics is continuing at an undiminished pace. SCHOTT LITHOTEC supplies materials for wafer steppers with which it is possible to produce still tinier chips. [more]

Nobel Prize
The Father of X-Ray Astronomy
One of the three Nobel Prize laureates in physics in 2002 was the Italian-born scientist Riccardo Giacconi: he discovered the first X-ray sources outside our solar system and developed the first X-ray telescope. He also made a major contribution to NASA’s X-ray satellite “Chandra,” in which “ZERODUR®“ was used as a mirror substrate. [more]

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Weather satellite
More Precise Forecasts
At the end of August 2002 the world’s most advanced weather satellite was launched into space by an Ariane 5 rocket. With the help of mirrors made from “ZERODUR®“ glass ceramic, the satellite will soon enable meteorologists to take a much more exact look at weather occurrences. [more]

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Optical Components
“Eyes” for a Telescope
It is not enough for a telescope to possess a large reflecting surface. Only when the image quality of the astronomical instruments and the optical components are at their best is it possible to make new discoveries about the cosmos. [more]

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EUV Lithography
Fit for Future Chip Technology
SCHOTT LITHOTEC is a world leader in high-tech optical materials for lithography. In a new project the company is now also developing key materials and components for Extreme Ultraviolet Technology (EUVL). [more]

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From the Simple Tube to the High-Tech Telescope
Is anybody out there? From time immemorial men have sought ways and means of exploring the universe. [more]

Precise Testing Bodies
In order to ensure that the dimensions of components are accurate to within a few micrometers, stationary coordinate measuring devices or mobile laser trackers are used. The measurement accuracy of these devices, however, must also be regularly monitored within the framework established by the ISO 9000 – using calibrating standards made of “ZERODUR®.” [more]

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Glass Processing
Implementing Innovation Faster
With its new fine machining center in Mainz, SCHOTT intends to develop and install technologies for the production of prototypes. [more]

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Precise monitoring of the Earth’s rotation
Geometrical stability in the measurement set-up is crucial for the world’s biggest and most precise ring laser gyroscope. Clear arguments for using “ZERODUR®” as the base material. [more]

ROSAT: Methuselah among satellites
Germany’s ROSAT X-ray satellite began operation on June 1, 1990. Its mirror system, built by Carl Zeiss, was only intended to operate for two to three years. Yet up to a few months ago it was still transmitting sensational pictures back to its ground station. [more]

From Obsidian to Laser glass
How long has glass existed? The answer to this and many other intriguing questions about this universal material can be found at the SCHOTT GLASMuseum in Jena, which opened its doors on September 1, 2000. [more]

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“ZERODUR®” Glass Ceramic
Discovering the Past
The Gran Telescopio Canarias is set to become the world’s biggest telescope. SCHOTT is supplying 42 “ZERODUR®” glass ceramic mirror carriers for the project. [more]

Ultramodern Measuring Technology
The manufacture of mirror segments for telescopes like the Grantecan calls for close cooperation between production and measuring technology. [more]

Interview with GTC director Dr. Pedro Álvarez
In Search of Faint Objects
The outstandingly high image quality of the GTC will enable astronomers to explore other planetary systems. [more]

New Optical Materials
As valuable as Gold
SCHOTT ML has opened a calcium fluoride crystal factory with the world’s largest production capacity. [more]