Atlas Material Testing Technology has introduced a new outdoor testing device for ultra-accelerated exposure testing. This new technology can provide approximately 63 years of South Florida UV radiation exposure in a single year, according to Atlas.
The solar concentrator technology was developed in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Russian Institute of Laser Optical Technology under a U.S. Department of Energy program.
Similar in concept to Atlas' moderately accelerated EMMA technology, the ultra-accelerated device tracks the sun while concentrating reflected sunlight on test specimens mounted in a target area. However, the new patented mirror system used in the ultra-accelerated concentrator has very high reflectance in the UV and near visible wavelength ranges while attenuating reflectance in the longer wavelength visible and IR portions of the solar spectrum.
Therefore, this technology allows for very high concentrations of UV energy without excessive heating of test samples, the company says.
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SOURCE: Atlas Material Testing Technology