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Title: POSS enhanced 3D graphene - polyimide film for atomic oxygen endurance in low earth orbit space environment
Authors: Shivakumar, Ranjana
Bolker, Asaf
Tsang, Siu Hon
Atar, Nurit
Verker, Ronen
Gouzman, Irina
Hala, Mor
Moshe, Nehora
Jones, Alexandra
Grossman, Eitan
Minton, Timothy K.
Teo, Edwin Hang Tong
Keywords: Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Shivakumar, R., Bolker, A., Tsang, S. H., Atar, N., Verker, R., Gouzman, I., . . . Teo, E. H. T. (2020). POSS enhanced 3D graphene - polyimide film for atomic oxygen endurance in low earth orbit space environment. Polymer, 191, 122270-. doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2020.122270
Journal: Polymer
Abstract: Recently, 3D-graphene infused polyimide (3DC/PI) films have shown to be an effective protection coating for electrostatic discharge in spacecraft. However, these films are not suitable for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) due to atomic oxygen (AO) erosion. Here, we used Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) to enhance the AO durability of 3D-C/PI films. Three different ways of adding POSS to the composite films were studied with ground-based AO exposure. For all infusion approaches, their electrical conductivity behaviour is well preserved and the presence of POSS results in reduced AO erosion yield. Of all the methods studied here, incorporating POSS directly into PI results in the lowest erosion yield of 4.67 × 10−25 cm3/O-atom (one order of magnitude lower than that of Kapton). Adding POSS to PI, extends the durability of the composite film beyond 10 years, making it an ideal protective material for long term mission in LEO.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/141790
ISSN: 0032-3861
DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2020.122270
Rights: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Polymer and is made available with permission of Elsevier Ltd.
Fulltext Permission: open
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