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Durable, Low-Surface-Energy Treatments
Author and Affiliation:
Willis, Paul B.(Caltech)
Mcelroy, Paul M.(Caltech)
Hickey, Gregory S.(Caltech)
Abstract: Chemical treatment for creation of durable, low-surface-energy coatings for glass, ceramics and other protonated surfaces easily applied, and creates very thin semipermanent film with extremely low surface tension. Exhibits excellent stability; surfaces retreated if coating becomes damaged or eroded. Uses include water-repellent surfaces, oil-repellent surfaces, antimigration barriers, corrosion barriers, mold-release agents, and self-cleaning surfaces. Film resists wetting by water, alcohols, hydrocarbon solvents, and silicone oil. Has moderate resistance to abrasion, such as rubbing with cloths, and compression molding to polymers and composite materials.
Publication Date: Jul 01, 1992
Document ID:
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 92B10417
Subject Category: MATERIALS
Report/Patent Number: NPO-18041
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs (ISSN 0145-319X); 16; 7; P. 64
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
Availability Notes: Additional information available through: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV 26003, (Tel: 1-800-678-6882).
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