Document Type : Original Article
Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
Chemical Engineering Department, Military Technical College (M.T.C).
Low emissivity coatings were synthesized by using fine flake Aluminium (Al) powder as a filler within acrylic resin to from the desired composite coatings. In the current work, ball milling was applied to prepare Al with different shapes and sizes. The technical parameters of prepared Al powders with respect to the initial raw Al are characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-Ray diffraction (XRD), and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX). Moreover, parameters that affect the emissivity of the coating was investigated; such as coating thickness, particle size, spin coating, ball milling time and the content of coated Al powder. The thermal signature is highly affected by the variation in Al content (5%, 20%, 25%, 35%, 40% and 60%) at different temperatures (50ºC, 70ºC, 90ºC). The results indicate that the perfect percentage for the filler (Al) in the matrix within the range (35 wt. - 40 wt. %) and Al fine flake powder particle, which gives the lowest infrared emissivity of 0.385 μm and 0.412 μm for (3-5) μm, (8-12) μm, respectively.