Accession Number : AD0729584

Title :   The Effect of Stress on the Nature of the Breakdown of Transparent Polymers by Laser Light (O Vliyanii Napryazhennogo Sostoyaniya na Kharakter Razrusheniya Prozrachnykh Polimerov Luchem Lazera),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Plyatsko,G. V. ; Podstrigach,Ya. S. ; Zhirovetskii,V. M.

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The breakdown of transparent polymers in the transmission channel of laser light across them is studied. The dependence of the variation of the angle of incidence of the fissures on the external stress, applied in the direction of the light axis, is analytically established and experimentally tested. Based on these results it is concluded that the breakdown of transparent polymers is produced by primary stresses. Tangential stresses in the breakdown process are two orders of magnitude lower than the values of the primary breakdown stresses. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   (*PLASTICS, *DECOMPOSITION), (*COHERENT RADIATION, PLASTICS), RADIATION DAMAGE, TRANSPARENT PANELS, PHONONS, STRESSES, USSR, DEGRADATION, LASERS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE