This inorganic, water-dispersed, alumina-filled ceramic adhesive is made to bond and seal thermocouple probes in high-temperature environments up to 3,200F (1,760C). It can be put on with a brush, spatula or syringe, and cures in one to two hours at 700F. It gets stronger the hotter it gets, with tensile-shear strength of 900 psi through curing at 1,000F. It's an inert, chemically-resistant adhesive that won't outgas in ultra high vacuum, and, as an electrical insulator, has a resistivity of 109 Ù-cm and a dielectric strength of 250 V/mil. It can also be used in the assembly of dense ceramic components used in ultra-high vacuum equipment, repairing of ceramic saggar plates, and bonding and coating of platinum/rhodium resistance wires to aluminum oxide heaters and other applications.
The Space Kid, 11, will be one of the first civilians to have his design manufactured in space by NASA, thanks to the City X Project, which inspires kids to think about new 3D-printed inventions that could be useful for humans living in space.
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