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Coatings 2012, 2(4), 235-241; doi:10.3390/coatings2040235

On the Porosity of Cu Coatings Formed in Earth-Based and Space Conditions

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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: 3 September 2012 / Revised: 14 November 2012 / Accepted: 16 November 2012 / Published: 20 November 2012
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This work surveys the structure, substructure and submicroporosity of Cu metal coatings following condensation both under the conditions of space flight of orbital stations (OS) and under Earth-based conditions. Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and the method of Ar low-temperature desorption were used for investigation. It has been shown that the condensates deposited in space contain less and relatively equiaxial submicropores (SMPs) distributed more homogeneously than Earth-based disperse films.
Keywords: open space; submicropore; Cu; SAXS open space; submicropore; Cu; SAXS
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Skatkov, L.; Cheremskoy, P.; Gomozov, V.; Bayrachny, B.; Tulskiy, G.; Deribo, S. On the Porosity of Cu Coatings Formed in Earth-Based and Space Conditions. Coatings 2012, 2, 235-241.

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