AIM Technology Inc.
Advanced Inprocess Monitoring Systems
Phone (215) 872-1692
AIM Technology hermetically sealed probes are designed and tested to perform under the harshest conditions. AIM Technology probes can withstand high and cryogenic temperatures as well as corrosive and abrasive atmospheres. High purity synthetic sapphire is the window material of choice for these probes because of its unique capabilities. Synthetic sapphire is capable of 80% to 90% optical transmission from UV, through visible, to infrared frequencies. Because of its superior mechanical strength compared to that of fused silica and glass, a much thinner window can be produced that is more mechanically durable in harsh environments. Sapphire has a coefficient of thermal expansion that allows it to be brazed to a variety of high performance and corrosion resistant metals. Sapphire is more chemically inert than glass or fused silica and is not affected by acids, strong alkalis, or organic solvents.