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Center Independent Research & Development: GSFC IRAD

Black Sprayable Molecular Adsorber Coating

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Project Introduction

The main objective of this technology project is to develop, optimize, and flight qualify a black version of the molecular adsorber coating and a conductive version of the coating that can be used by contamination sensitive flight projects to control outgassed effluent, reduce hardware bake-out times, lower internal pressure for high voltage sources, and provide thermal control.  This novel molecular adsorber coating would alleviate the size, weight, and complexity issues of traditional molecular adsorber puck, while providing a cost effective format that projects can more easily utilize, particularly contamination sensitive instruments.  A flexible tape version is also being developed.  The white formulation of the molecular adsorber coating has been qualified to TRL 6 for possible flight project infusion.

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