Reactions at the silver/polymer interface: a review

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One of the possible solutions for improving mirrors for long-life, inexpensive solar concentrators is to coat the reactive mirror material with a polymer. Polymer-coated reflectors may improve optical efficiency and reduce the cost of solar mirrors. Because the mirror/polymer interface may have long-term instabilities in a solar-stressed environment, it is necessary to isolate the effects attributable to the bulk materials from those of the interface. Actual failure mechanisms are unknown but we present several possible explanations for failure of the polymer/mirror interface. The purpose of the paper is to review the literature on one of the systems of great current ... continued below

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Schissel, P. & Czanderna, A.W. February 1, 1980.

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One of the possible solutions for improving mirrors for long-life, inexpensive solar concentrators is to coat the reactive mirror material with a polymer. Polymer-coated reflectors may improve optical efficiency and reduce the cost of solar mirrors. Because the mirror/polymer interface may have long-term instabilities in a solar-stressed environment, it is necessary to isolate the effects attributable to the bulk materials from those of the interface. Actual failure mechanisms are unknown but we present several possible explanations for failure of the polymer/mirror interface. The purpose of the paper is to review the literature on one of the systems of great current interest, the silver/polymer interface. First, the components of this interface are considered separately. Studies of reactions of environmental gases with silver are summarized. Then, several candidate fluoropolymers and polymethylmethacrylate are considered independently of the metal. The thermal, photo, and oxidative degradation reactions are briefly outlined. Finally, the limited data actually obtained on the silver/polymer interface are summarized. Results obtained on the silver/Teflon-FEP interface are emphasized because its use for thermal control panels in the space program resulted in extensive study. 117 references.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A03/MF A01.

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  • 2. solar reflective materials workshop, San Francisco, CA, USA, 12 Feb 1980

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  • Report No.: SERI/TP-334-571
  • Report No.: CONF-800220-3
  • Grant Number: EG-77-C-01-4042
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5554825
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092914

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Schissel, P. & Czanderna, A.W. Reactions at the silver/polymer interface: a review, article, February 1, 1980; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092914/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.