Aiming for the Stars: Designing Coatings for space Exploration

January 2011
CoatingsTech;Jan2011, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
The article discusses the design and construction of superhydrophobic and superhydrophillic coating technologies developed by researchers at Northrop Grumman Corp. to address the problem of harsh environment encountered by astronauts in space. It says that both coating technologies are based on low surface energy resins with application of special filler materials to dispose chemical and biological contaminants. It notes that durability is a critical issue in the design of these technologies.


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