Accession Number : AD0652238

Title :   DETERIORATION OF FIBROUS MATERIALS BY ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHERN RESEARCH INST BIRMINGHAM ALA

Personal Author(s) : Stephenson,Charles V. ; Wilcox,William S. ; Moses,Bobby C. ; Crenshaw,Henry T.

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Textile and fibrous materials were irradiated in oxygen, nitrogen, and vacua of 0.05 mm and 0.000001 mm. Deterioration of all hydrogen-containing polymers is faster when irradiated in oxygen than when irradiated in nitrogen or in a vacuum. Unlike the other polymers studied, the experimental polymer HT-1 deteriorates more rapidly when irradiated with 369 millimicrons ultraviolet than when irradiated with 244 millimicrons or 314 millimicrons ultraviolet. Fiberglas and fused silica are unaffected by ultraviolet. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEXTILES, *ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION), (*SYNTHETIC FIBERS, DEGRADATION), GLASS TEXTILES, SILICON DIOXIDE, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, HALOCARBON PLASTICS, ACRYLONITRILE POLYMERS, POLYESTER PLASTICS, DACRON, NYLON, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, CROSSLINKING(CHEMISTRY), DECOMPOSITION, OXYGEN, NITROGEN, VACUUM

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE