Accession Number : ADA255659


Title :   Preliminary Investigations of Metal Liquid-Like Films and Coatings Derived from Them. Metal Liquid-Like Films: Effect of Pressure and Drying


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 19 Mar 1990-18 Mar 1992


Corporate Author : CONNECTICUT UNIV STORRS DEPT OF CHEMISTRY


Personal Author(s) : Bradley, Michael S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255659.pdf


Report Date : 24 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Metal liquid-like films consist of a layer of metal deposited between two immiscible liquids. The films are glossy, and have rheological properties similar to a liquid, but are not conductive. We have carried out studies on these films under high pressure, to alter their structure, and after the film has dried, to study their use as coatings. Pressure does not severely alter the form of the MELLF, though temperature and pressure may combine to affect their long term stability. Coatings on silica gels successfully maintain the properties of reflectivity and non-conductivity; spectra indicate no change in the chemical properties occurred. Further work will include long term stability measurements and more work on the coating procedures.


Descriptors :   *METALS , *LIQUIDS , *COATINGS , *FILMS , MEASUREMENT , TEMPERATURE , STABILITY , SPECTRA , RHEOLOGY , SILICA GELS , GELS , REFLECTIVITY , WORK , PRESSURE , HIGH PRESSURE , STRUCTURES , CONDUCTIVITY , CHEMICAL PROPERTIES , CHEMICALS , LAYERS


Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Fabrication Metallurgy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE