This article outlines the applications of gold in space exploration. From radiation shielding to electrical contacts, to fuel cells, gold is an important materials for astronauts and spacecraft alike.
http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=5016 | 7 Nov 2009
NextTechs present research has led to the development of a novel thermal protection system (TPS) concept for spacecraft. This lightweight carbon-carbon (C/C) composites produced by pressure-assisted...
http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3904 | 25 Sep 2007
Vertically aligned carboin nanotibe arrays are being proposed as an alternative to thermal interface materials such as thermal greases or pastes, phase change materials (PCMs), solders and thermally...
http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3396 | 5 May 2006
CSMA has renewed a contract working with the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide expertise, consultancy and analytical services in the areas of determining causes and reducing effects of...
http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3349 | 4 Apr 2006
Researchers at LSU have received funding to further research into superconductive coatings they have deposited onto carbon fibres. The superconductor coatings have potential applications in space...
http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2560 | 20 Jul 2004
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed ultrahigh temperature ceramics based on ziconium diboride, hafnium diboride and silicon carbide. They can withstand temperatures of up to...
http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2178 | 21 Oct 2003
Electron beam curing is a viable and advantageous alternative to thermal curing for polymer matrix composites. Although it requires special materials it is faster, cheaper, can be used on thicker...
http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=848 | 7 Sep 2001
The use of shape memory alloys, specifically TW Metals Tinel alloy allows components for the European Space Agency’s XMM Spacecraft to be joined without the need for welding. Posted May 2000.
http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=247 | 29 Mar 2001
Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) is a forming process combining simultaneous heat and pressure to consolidate metal and/or ceramic powders. It produces fully dense materials and can bond materials that...
http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=924 | 28 Sep 2001
The 15CDV6 alloy steel is a low carbon steel with excellent yield strength. It features very good toughness and weldability. This article covers chemical composition, specifications, mechanical...
http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=5735 | 24 Jun 2011