Degradation of thin films

comparison between low Earth orbit experiments and laboratory simulations of the space environment

John A Woollam, R. A. Synowicki, Jeffrey S. Hale, N. J. Ianno, Blaine L. Spady, Arthur W. Moore, Paul Hambourger

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Abstract

The low Earth orbit (LEO) environment exposes spacecraft materials to atomic oxygen, UV light, meteroid impact and thermal cycling. The purpose of this paper is to report on progress towards evaluating damage done to candidate space materials, and ways to protect materials on future long-term space missions in LEO. Specifically, we prepared and characterized sets of samples for flights on the US Space Shuttle missions STS-46 and STS-51, and evaluated samples returned from STS-46. In addition, laboratory simulations of the LEO environment are shown to present interesting problems and challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-221
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume241
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1994

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Degradation of thin films : comparison between low Earth orbit experiments and laboratory simulations of the space environment. / Woollam, John A; Synowicki, R. A.; Hale, Jeffrey S.; Ianno, N. J.; Spady, Blaine L.; Moore, Arthur W.; Hambourger, Paul.

In: Thin Solid Films, Vol. 241, No. 1-2, 01.04.1994, p. 218-221.

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Woollam, John A ; Synowicki, R. A. ; Hale, Jeffrey S. ; Ianno, N. J. ; Spady, Blaine L. ; Moore, Arthur W. ; Hambourger, Paul. / Degradation of thin films : comparison between low Earth orbit experiments and laboratory simulations of the space environment. In: Thin Solid Films. 1994 ; Vol. 241, No. 1-2. pp. 218-221.
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