Cermet film space optical coatings

Benjamin W. Woods, Daniel W. Thompson, John A. Woollam

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Abstract

This paper documents the evolution of a project to make and optically characterize cermet films. Cermet films of gold and alumina were sputter deposited onto silicon substrates. The resulting film consisted of nano-sized gold grains embedded in a matrix of alumina. The films were designed to absorb visible radiation and reflect IR radiation in the space environment. Ex-situ and in-situ ellipsometry (0.2-30μm) were used to characterize the film optical constants. Reflectance data (0.2-30μm) were used to verify film performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-450
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number540
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003
EventProceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Materials in a Space Environment - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 16 2003Jun 20 2003

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Optical coatings
optical coatings
coating
aluminum oxide
Alumina
aluminum oxides
gold
Gold
Optical constants
aerospace environments
Ellipsometry
silicon
ellipsometry
reflectance
Infrared radiation
Radiation
substrate
Silicon
matrix
Substrates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Cermet film space optical coatings. / Woods, Benjamin W.; Thompson, Daniel W.; Woollam, John A.

In: European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, No. 540, 01.10.2003, p. 445-450.

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Woods, Benjamin W. ; Thompson, Daniel W. ; Woollam, John A. / Cermet film space optical coatings. In: European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. 2003 ; No. 540. pp. 445-450.
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