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Protective Coatings for Space System Components Fabricated Using Ionic Self Assembled Monolayer Processes.
Final rept. 1-31 Oct 97,
F AND S INC BLACKSBURG VA
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Self-assembled multilayer thin film fabrication methods offer unique opportunities to incorporate multiple functionalities into coatings for space system materials and structures as well as consumer products. Ionic self-assembled monolayer ISAM techniques in particular permit the flexible combination of inorganic and organic materials at the molecular level, allowing broad multifunctional tailoring of materials response through the selective incorporation and long-range ordering of specific molecules. ISAM processing of such coatings has additional advantages of simple manufacturing, processing at ambient temperature and pressure, and ability to produce coatings on a variety of substrate materials, including ceramics, metals, polymers and composites. The focus of this program is to quickly develop the fundamental nanoparticle and ISAM synthesis research so commercially viable protective coating and related products may be manufactured and commercialized. Specific near term technical goals include demonstration over control of nanometer particle size, understanding the quantum behavior of such particles in ordered thin films, and upscaling the thin film process to large structural components.
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