Accession Number : ADA306609

Title :   Development of Thermal Radiative Surface Coatings for NASA-Lewis Space Simulation Chamber,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s) : Baldrige, John H.

PDF Url : ADA306609

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : Five black polymeric coatings were tested and found almost equally suitable for use in a space-simulation chamber being built for the NASA-Lewis Research Center. These are Dalvor, a fluorocarbon coating, which was the best of the five; Micobond L6X962, a vinyl-modified phenolic coating; a phenolic-modified epoxy coating; and two silicone resin coatings. These coatings were tested for resistance to abrasion, acids, thermal shock, detergents, live steam, optical radiation and nuclear radiation (under high vacuum while at low temperature). Their spectral properties, were measured, as were their outgassing rates under high vacuum while irradiated by ultraviolet light. Their ease of decontamination when contaminated with radioactive fission products was determine. Before these five coatings were selected, many others were screened by a literature search or by one or more of the tests noted above.

Descriptors :   *PAINTS, *PLASTIC COATINGS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, SPACE SYSTEMS, DECONTAMINATION, LITERATURE SURVEYS, POLYMERS, SURFACE FINISHING, CORROSION INHIBITION, NUCLEAR RADIATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, POLYMERIC FILMS, REFLECTANCE, STEAM, BLACK(COLOR), THERMAL SHOCK, FLUORINATED HYDROCARBONS, HEAT RESISTANT MATERIALS, SPACE SIMULATION CHAMBERS, ACIDS, FISSION PRODUCTS, OUTGASSING, PHENOLIC PLASTICS, EPOXY COATINGS, HIGH VACUUM, ABRASION.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE