Optical instruments are widely used in satellites for planetary and interplanetary missions where they are exposed to very high radiation levels. In this work a set of thin-film optical coatings, fabricated by Physical Vapor Deposition, have been exposed to high γ radiation dose in the CAUZOPE 60Co radioisotope source at ENEA Casaccia Research Centre, in order to simulate the hostile radiation environment of interplanetary missions. Their optical behavior after irradiation has been analyzed.
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATPP 2007 - , Italy|
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …
|Conference||International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATPP 2007|
|Period||1/1/08 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Di Sarcina, I., Ferrara, G., & Piegari, A. (2008). Thin-film optical materials under high dose γ irradiation. Paper presented at International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics, ICATPP 2007, Italy.