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Efficiency and behavior of textured high emissivity metallic coatings at high temperature



AuthorBrodu, E.; Balat-Pichelin, M.; Sans, J.; Freeman, M.; Kasper, J.;
KeywordsParker Data Used
AbstractThree metallic coatings with textured surfaces, made of rhenium, tungsten and molybdenum, were studied in the frame of the Solar Probe Plus mission (NASA) as candidate materials. The role of these coatings is to dissipate a maximum of energy from a hot instrument facing the Sun, by the mean of their high total hemispherical emissivity. The total hemispherical emissivity of the three coatings was measured in the temperature range 1100-1900 K, as well as over time in order to study their high temperature stability. Various emissivity levels were obtained depending on the surface texture. The highest total hemispherical emissivity was obtained on a rhenium coating, with an emissivity of 0.8 in the temperature range 1300-1700 K. However, this rhenium coating with a fine, sharp surface texture, presented an instability at high temperature, which might limit its optimal operating temperature to about 1500 K. As for the tungsten coating, the total hemispherical emissivity was increased by a factor 2 due to the enhanced surface texturation and its great stability over the whole temperature range was shown. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Year of Publication2015
JournalMATERIALS \& DESIGN
Volume83
Number of Pages85-94
Section
Date Published10/2015
ISBN
URL
DOI10.1016/j.matdes.2015.05.073