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Coatings 2011, 1(2), 108-116; doi:10.3390/coatings1020108

The Influence of Space Environment on Substructure of Light-Absorbing Thermoregulating Al Coatings

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1 Technical Division, Printed Circuit Board “Argo” Ltd., 4/23 Shaul ha-Melekh str., 84797 Beer Sheva, Israel 2 Electrochemistry Department, National Technical University “KhPI”, 21 Frunze str., 61002 Kharkov, Ukraine This author deceased on 20 June 2005.
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Received: 20 September 2011 / Revised: 5 December 2011 / Accepted: 7 December 2011 / Published: 13 December 2011
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Porous light-absorbing and thermoregulating low-vacuum aluminum coatings (AC) precipitated by thermal evaporation were the object of this study. The small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), electron microscopy, precision hydrostatic weighing, and the dynamical technique for argon low-temperature desorption were used for our investigations. It was shown that AC pore formation in open space (OS) is conditioned by the reduction of molecular flow orienting impact and the increase of the diffusing-vacancy mechanism on coatings formation in zero-gravity conditions, which causes the formation of coarse and equiaxed pores with lowered polydispersity levels.
Keywords: open space; porous structure; anisotropy; oxygen open space; porous structure; anisotropy; oxygen
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Skatkov, L.; Cheremskoy, P.; Gomozov, V.; Bayrachny, B.; Tulskiy, G.; Deribo, S. The Influence of Space Environment on Substructure of Light-Absorbing Thermoregulating Al Coatings. Coatings 2011, 1, 108-116.

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