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Black surfaces for infrared, aerospace, and cryogenic applications
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Paper Abstract

Coatings with high absorption or emission of thermal radiation are often required in infrared, space and cryogenic applications. It is much more difficult to generate a surface which is sufficiently "black" at cryogenic temperatures than at room or elevated temperatures. An experimental study was carried out to compare the thermal emissivity and absorptivity of a variety of black coatings on copper and aluminum substrates at temperatures in the range from 10 K to 300 K and the results are presented in this paper. The surfaces tested include paints and thin-film coatings.

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Date Published: 7 May 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7298, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, 729813 (7 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.819277
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Tomas Kralik, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR (Czech Republic)
Dina Katsir, Acktar Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7298:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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