Accession Number : AD0269576

Title :   STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF BETA-RADIATION ON THE INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM OF MAMMALIAN SKIN

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s) : BERNSTEIN,I.A.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : ORLON NEEDLED BATTS WHICH WERE COMMERCIALLY PROCESSED WERE INEFFECTIVE BUOYANTLY. Additional curing upgraded the material slightly; but a substantial increase in the buoyancy was obtained by compartmentation (using 6-in. strips of the Orlon batt separated by plastic film to form larger sections). The effect of various surface finishes on the ballistic performance of 42 oz/sq yd batts containing Orlon staple was investigated. The 3 finishes studied were the manufacturer's original anti-static agent, hydrophobed Aerogel and Decetex-104 silicon water-repellent. The ability of the batts to withstand fragment penetration increased as the fiber-tofiber friction decreased. A comparison f the ballistics of 2 types of Dacron staples, hydrophobed, was obtained. Type 5400 was vastly superior to Type 64. A 50/50 blend of hydrophobed Acrilan and Dacron was equal ballistically to a 50/50 composite of the same materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MAMMALS, *METABOLISM, *RADIATION EFFECTS, BIOSYNTHESIS, LABORATORY ANIMALS, PHOSPHATES, SKIN(ANATOMY), SODIUM COMPOUNDS, TRACER STUDIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE