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Measurements of print-through in graphite fiber epoxy compositesHigh-reflectance accurate-contour mirrors are needed for solar dynamic space power systems. Graphite fiber epoxy composites are attractive candidates for such applications owing to their high modulus, near-zero coefficient of thermal expansion, and low mass. However, mirrors prepared from graphite fiber epoxy composite substrates often exhibit print-through, a distortion of the surface, which causes a loss in solar specular reflectance. Efforts to develop mirror substrates without print-through distortion require a means of quantifying print-through. Methods have been developed to quantify the degree of print-through in graphite fiber epoxy composite specimens using surface profilometry.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Jaworske, Donald A.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Jeunnette, Timothy T.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Anzic, Judith M.
(Cleveland State University OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
Composite Materials
Meeting Information
International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition(Reno, NV)
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