Accession Number : AD0606389

Title :   RADIATION DAMAGE TO PLASTICS,

Corporate Author : PLESSET (E H) ASSOCIATES INC SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Gerjuoy,Edward ; Nance,Olen ; Ory,Horace A.

Report Date : MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The basic phenomena involved in radiation damage to plastics are reviewed in detail and interpreted in terms of modified responses of irradiated plastics to subsequent stresses. The topics considered include mode of energy deposition and partition between thermal and specific effects; the primary physical processes which are involved in ionization, electronic excitation, and bond rupture; the types of species produced and their chemical behavior; the structural changes which result from induced chemical reactions; and the evaluation of radiation damage as reflected by variation of electrical, thermal, and meceechanical parameters of materials with radiation dose. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASTICS, DAMAGE), (*DAMAGE, PLASTICS), NUCLEAR ABSORPTION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, IONIZATION, EXCITATION, CHEMICAL BONDS, RUPTURE, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, THERMAL PROPERTIES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, NUCLEAR PARTICLES, PHOTONS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, HYDROCARBONS, ORGANIC OXYGEN COMPOUNDS, PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE, ABSORPTION SPECTRA, POLYMERS, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, THERMOSETTING PLASTICS, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, (U)POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE