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Cermet Coatings for Solar Stirling Space PowerCermet coatings, molecular mixtures of metal and ceramic are being considered for the heat inlet surface of a solar Stirling space power converter. This paper will discuss the solar absorption characteristics of as-deposited cermet coatings as well as the solar absorption characteristics of the coatings after heating. The role of diffusion and island formation, during the deposition process and during heating will also be discussed.
Document ID
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Jaworske, Donald A.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Raack, Taylor
(Northwestern Univ. Evanston, IL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Subject Category
Chemistry And Materials (General)
Report/Patent Number
Paper 558
Meeting Information
International Conference on Matallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF-2004)(San Diego, CA)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 973-80-40
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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