Some peculiarities of formation of silver coatings under various gravitation conditions

1Paton, BE, 1Lapchinskii, VF, 1Mikhailovskaia, ES, 1Gordonnaia, AA, 1Sladkova, VN, 1Shulym, VF, 2Neznamova, LO
1E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2S..P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, Moscow Region, Russia
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 1997, 3 ;(2):71–75
Publication Language: Russian
Microstrains and topography of silver coatings made under ground-based conditions and in the outer space are compared. The coatings were made wiht the use of a hand-device constructed at the E. O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. First-kind strains arising in silver coatings 350-500 nm thich on the D16 alloy base are -ЗО++90 МРа when the coatings are made under ground-based conditions. Similar coantings 600-800 nm thich made in the outer space have virtually no first-kind strains. We believe that the silver coatings made in orbiting laboratories will have longer operating time than the coatings made on the Earth.
Keywords: coatings, space materials, space technologies
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