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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 949012, 4 pages
Research Article

Research on the Material Removal in the Polishing of Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate Crystals Based on Deliquescent Action

1State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2School of Mechatronics Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

Received 31 August 2013; Accepted 19 October 2013; Published 2 January 2014

Academic Editors: A. Ovchinnikov, A. Savchuk, and G. Su

Copyright © 2014 Shaolong Guo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Through the polishing experiments of potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP) crystals based on deliquescent action, the effect of several major factors, including crystal’s initial surface state, polishing time, and revolution of polishing plate, on material removal was researched. Under certain experimental conditions, the rules of material removal were reached, and experimental results are discussed, which lays the foundation for popularization and application of polishing technology for KDP crystals based on deliquescent action.