Determining thermal properties of thin coatings using the "thermal mirror" method

T. Elperin, G. Rudin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


We suggest a photothermal method for measuring thermal properties of opaque coatings. The coating-substrate assembly is irradiated by the repetitive pulse power laser which causes a nonstationary buckling of the coating. Thermal properties of the coating are determined by comparing the measured phase shift in the wave component of the temporal dependence of beam deflection angle of the low power laser with theoretical predictions obtained by solving equations of thermal elasticity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-725
Number of pages9
JournalHeat and Mass Transfer
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2010


Dive into the research topics of 'Determining thermal properties of thin coatings using the "thermal mirror" method'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this