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Message ID: 84     Entry time: Thu Sep 29 18:36:40 2022
Author: Jennifer Hritz 
Type: General 
Category: Optical Contacting 
Subject: Looked at Thor Lab slides (continued) 

Continuining with my casual exploration of the Thor Lab slides, I heated them from off --> low --> med --> high, with 10 minutes on each setting. The only pressure I applied was 3 larger glass slides, and that was only to flatten out the copper that the smaller, bonded slides sat on top of (so the contact with the heating plate was even).

The heat made the bonded area smaller, but it did not break. As the slides cooled, the bond area increased slightly but not back to the original size. Next I will try this with slower heating and additional pressure.

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