Drop mixing - improving silver deposition

posted May 26, 2012, 4:36 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated May 31, 2012, 5:20 PM ]
One problem we had in the past was the mixing of solutions in the drop. The glucose drop is more viscous than pure water. When we add the silver solution to it, most of the time the solutions don't mix properly, and silver doesn't reach the surface of the optical fiber effectively. In order to improve this we need to mix the drop. One idea is to use a speaker to shake the drop during the coating process. 

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