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Material

Emissivity

Anodize Black

0.88

Carbon

Filament

0.53

Rough Plate

0.77

Lampblack

0.84

Carbon Black Paint NS-7

0.88

Catalac Black Paint

0.88

Chemglaze Black Paint Z306

0.91

Delrin Black Plastic

0.87

Ebanol C Black

0.73

Ebanol C Black-384 ESH* UV

0.75

EOI Mid-Temperature Black Coating (up to 200°C)

0.965

EOI High-Temperature Black Coating (up to 1400°C)

0.93

GSFC Black Slicate MS-94

0.89

GSFC Black Paint 313-1

0.86

Hughson Black Paint H322

0.86

Hughson Black Paint L-300

0.84

Martin Black Paint N-150-1

0.94

Martin Black Velvet Paint

0.94

3M Black Velvet Paint

0.91

Paladin Black Lacquer

0.75

Parsons Black Paint

0.91

Polyethylene Black Plastic

0.92

Pyramil Black on Beryllium Copper

0.72

Tedlar Black Plastic

0.9

Velesat Black Plastic

0.85

Black Coatings & Materials 

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White Coatings & Materials

Material

Emissivity

Barium Sulphate with Polyvinyl Alcohol

0.88

Biphenyl-White Solid

0.86

Catalac White Paint

0.9

Dupont Lucite Acrylic Lacquer

0.9

Dow Corning White Paint DC-007

0.88

GSFC White Paint NS43-C

0.92

GSFC White Paint NS44-B

0.91

GSFC White Paint NS-74

0.92

GSFC White Paint NS-37

0.91

Hughson White Paint A-276

0.88

Hughson White Paint A-276+1036 ESH UV

0.88

Hughson White Paint V-200

0.89

Hughson White Paint Z-202

0.87

Hughson White Paint Z-202+1000 ESH UV

0.87

Hughson White Paint Z-255

0.89

Mautz White House Paint

0.9

3M-401 White Paint

0.91

Magnesium Oxide White Paint

0.9

Magnesium Oxide Aluminum Oxide Paint

0.92

Opal Glass

0.87

OSO-H White Paint 63W

0.83

P764-1A White Paint

0.92

Potassium Fluorotitanate White Paint

0.88

Sherwin Williams White Paint (A8W11)

0.87

Sherwin Williams White Paint (F8WJ2030)

0.82

Sherwin Williams F8W2030 with Polasol V6V241

0.87

Sperex White Paint

0.85

Tedlar White Plastic

0.87

Titanium Oxide White Paint with Methyl Silicone

0.9

Titanium Oxide White Paint with Potassium Silicate

0.92

Zerlauts S-13G White Paint

0.9

Zerlauts Z-93 White Paint

0.92

Zinc Orthotitanate with Potassium Silicate

0.92

Zinc Oxide with Sodium Silicate

0.92

Zirconium Oxide with 650 Glass Resin

0.88

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Conductive Paints 

Material

Emissivity

Brilliant Aluminum Paint

0.31

Epoxy Aluminum Paint

0.81

Finch Aluminum Paint 643-1-1

0.23

Leafing Aluminum in Epon828

0.36

Leafing Aluminum (80-U)

0.32

NRL Leafing Aluminum Paint

0.24

Silicone Aluminum Paint

0.3

Dupont Silver

0.49

Chromeric Silver Paint 586

0.3

GSFC Yellow NS-43-G

0.9

GSFC Green NS-53-B

0.87

GSFC Green NS-43-E

0.89

GSFC White NS-43-C

0.92

GSFC Green NS-55-F

0.91

GSFC Green NS-79

0.91

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Anodized Aluminum 

Material

Emissivity

Black

0.82

Black (2nd sample)

0.86

Blue

0.87

Blue (2nd sample)

0.82

Brown

0.86

Chromic

0.56

Clear

0.76

Clear (2nd sample)

0.84

Green

0.88

Gold

0.82

Plain

0.04

Red

0.88

Sulphuric

0.87

Yellow

0.87

Blue Anodized Titanium Foil

0.13

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Metals and Conversion Coatings 

Material

Emissivity

Aluminum

Highly Polished

0.039 - 0.057

Commercial Sheet

0.09

Heavily Oxidized

0.20 - 0.31

Surface Roofing

0.216

Alzac A-2

0.73

Black Chrome

0.62

Black Copper

0.63

Black Iridite

0.17

Black nickel

0.66

Brass

Highly polished

0.028 - 0.037

Dull plate

0.22

Buffed Aluminum

0.03

Buffed Copper

0.03

Constantan-Metal Strip

0.09

Copper

Polished

0.023

Thick oxide layer

0.78

Dow 23 on Magnesium

0.67

Ebanol C Black

0.77

Electroplated Gold

0.03

Electroless Nickel

0.07

Iron, polished

0.14 - 0.38

Cast Iron

 0.60 - 0.70

Mild Steel

0.20 - 0.32

Iron Plate, Rusted Red

0.61

Sheet, Rough Oxide Layer

0.81

Gold - Pure, Highly Polished

0.018 - 0.035

Iridite Aluminum

0.11

Inconel X Foil (1 mil)

0.1

Iron and Steel

(not stainless)

Kannigen-Nickel Alloy

0.08

Steel, polished

0.066

Lead

Unoxidized

0.057 - 0.075

Gray oxidize

0.28

Molybdenum

Filament

0.096 - 0.202

Massive, polished

0.071

Nickel

Polished

0.072

Nickel oxide

0.59 - 0.86

Plain Beryllium Copper

0.03

Platinum Foil

0.04

Quartz, rough, fused

0.93

Stainless Steel

Polished

0.11

Machined

0.14

Sandblasted

0.38

Machine Rolled

0.11

Boom-Polished

0.1

Silver - Pure, polished

0.020 - 0.032

Tantalum Foil

0.05

Tungsten polished

0.03

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Vapor Deposited Coatings 

Material

Emissivity

Aluminum

0.02

Aluminum on fiberglass

0.07

Aluminum on stainless steel

0.02

Chromium

0.17

Chromiumlon 5-mil Kapton

0.24

Germanium

0.09

Gold

0.02

Iron Oxide

0.56

Molybdenum

0.21

Nickel

0.04

Rhodium

0.03

Silver

0.02

Titanium

0.12

Tungsten

0.27

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Tapes & Film 

Material

Emissivity

Aclar Film

(Aluminum Backing)

1 mil

0.45

2 mil

0.62

5 mil

0.73

Copper Foil Tape

Plain

0.02

Sanded

0.04

Tarnished

0.04

Kapton Film (Aluminum Backing)

0.08 mil

0.24

0.15 mil

0.34

0.25 mil

0.45

0.50 mil

0.55

1.0 mil

0.67

1.5 mil

0.71

2.0 mil

0.75

3.0 mil

0.82

5.0 mil

0.86

Kapton Film (Chrome-Si Oxide-Alu backing green)

0.78

235-3M Black

0.9

425-3M Aluminum Foil

0.03

850-3M Mylar-Aluminum Backing

0.59

7361-Mystic Aluminized Kapton

0.03

7452-Mystic Aluminum Foil

0.03

7800-Mystic Aluminum Foil

0.03

Y9360-3M Aluminized Mylar

0.03

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Miscellaneous 

Material

Emissivity

Asbestos, board

0.96

Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3)-(12/4) on buffed Alu initial

0.23

Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3)-(12/4) on fused silica

0.24

Brick

Red, rough, no gross irregularities

0.93

Fireclay

0.75

Concrete tiles

0.63

Glass

Smooth

0.94

Pyrex, lead, and soda

0.95

Porcelain, glazed

0.92

GSFC Dark Mirror Coating - SiO-Cr-Al

0.04

GSFC Composite SiOx - Al2O3-Ag

0.68

Inconel with Teflon Over coating - 1 mil

0.46

Kapton Over coating

0.57

Parylene C Over coating

0.34

Roofing paper

0.91

Silver Beryllium Copper Coating (AgBeCu)

0.03

Teflon Over coating

0.38

Vespel Polyimide SP1

0.9

Water

0.95

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