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The Effects Of Atomic Oxygen On Martin Black And Infrablack
Author(s): Stephen M. Pompea; Derek W. Bergener; Donald F. Shepard; Kelly S. Williams
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Paper Abstract

The Effect of Oxygen Interaction with Materials experiment flown on Shuttle flight STS-8 examined the effects of atomic oxygen on a variety of coatings, composites and polymeric films. The ultraviolet, visible, and near, middle, and far IR spectra of Martin Black and Infrablack samples used in this experiment are described. A second test of this experiment included tubes coated on the inside with Martin Black. Mirrors were placed on one end of each tube to simulate a telescope. No degradation of the Martin Black was observed. A plasma etching chamber was used to simulate exposure of Martin Black, Enhanced Martin Black, and Chemglaze Z-306 to atomic oxygen. Martin Black and Enhanced Martin Black changed very little, but the changes in Chemglaze Z-306 were significant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0511, Stray Radiation IV, (17 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945031
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen M. Pompea, Martin Marietta Aerospace (United States)
Derek W. Bergener, Martin Marietta Aerospace (United States)
Donald F. Shepard, Martin Marietta Aerospace (United States)
Kelly S. Williams, Martin Marietta Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0511:
Stray Radiation IV
Robert P. Breault, Editor(s)

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