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Title: Method of fabricating rigid radiation reflectors

Abstract

A rigid radiation reflector is fabricated from a powdered material transparent to light in a wavelength band extending from approximately 0.2 micrometers to at least 8 micrometers. The powdered material is dispersed in a liquid wherein the powdered material is at least 95% insoluble in the liquid. The resulting mixture is molded under pressure at room temperature and then sintered to generate a porous solid. The porous solid is cooled to room temperature. A surface of the porous solid is then coated with a light-reflecting metal.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1771552
Patent Number(s):
10815129
Application Number:
16/116,146
Assignee:
United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of NASA (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B64 - AIRCRAFT B64G - COSMONAUTICS
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01D - COMPOUNDS OF ALKALI METALS, i.e. LITHIUM, SODIUM, POTASSIUM, RUBIDIUM, CAESIUM, OR FRANCIUM
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 08/29/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Youngquist, Robert C., Gibson, Tracy L., Surma, Jan M., Buhrow, Jerry W., and Nurge, Mark A. Method of fabricating rigid radiation reflectors. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Youngquist, Robert C., Gibson, Tracy L., Surma, Jan M., Buhrow, Jerry W., & Nurge, Mark A. Method of fabricating rigid radiation reflectors. United States.
Youngquist, Robert C., Gibson, Tracy L., Surma, Jan M., Buhrow, Jerry W., and Nurge, Mark A. Tue . "Method of fabricating rigid radiation reflectors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1771552.
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