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Outgassing: an atypical approach
Author(s): Frank S. Martin; Eric A. Norland
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Paper Abstract

Outgassing of adhesives and coatings can cause problems in optics used in space applications. The actual test NASA runs on candidate materials is very expensive and time consuming. End users will typically test every batch of material they receive and reject any that do no pass the requirements. This paper discusses a test which acts as an indicator to measure the relative performance and determine if the manufactured material will pass the outgassing requirement without going through the actual ASTM test. This is not a substitute for the final test. Its purpose is for screening materials being used in manufacturing or research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1999, Adhesives Engineering, (27 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158616
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Frank S. Martin, Norland Products Inc. (United States)
Eric A. Norland, Norland Products Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1999:
Adhesives Engineering
Eric A. Norland; Kenneth M. Liechti, Editor(s)

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