'Black Hole' Coating Keeps Satellite On Track: Page 2 of 2

shock and cycling from -196C to 300C, and is super-hydrophobic. It can be used for coating internal components, such as MEMS or MEMS-type optical sensors, apertures, baffles, and cold shields.

Ann R. Thryft is senior technical editor, materials & assembly, for Design News. She's been writing about manufacturing- and electronics-related technologies for 28 years, covering manufacturing materials & processes, alternative energy, and robotics. In the past, she's also written about machine vision and all kinds of communications.

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