Accession Number : AD0738806

Title :   Development of a Three-Component Thixotropic Chemical Lighting System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN CYANAMID CO BOUND BROOK N J ORGANIC CHEMICALS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Maulding,Donald R. ; DeWalt,Beth E. ; Smyth,Nelda M. ; Whitman,Ronald H.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : A substantially superior thixotropic chemical lighting system has been developed for marking porous, vertical or slippery surfaces. The system is formulated as three components which when mixed provide a self-luminescent, tacky grease. The system generates a specific brightness greater than 6.2 ft. lbts./cm up to 30 minutes and a specific brightness greater than 3.2 ft. lbts./cm up to one hour. For many applications the brightness remains adequate for more than three hours. The system adheres well to a wide range of substrates including wood, aluminum, asphalt, foliage, glass and Teflon TM. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, NIGHT VISION), (*ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, MARKERS), (*CHEMILUMINESCENCE, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS), OXALATES, SILICON, ANTHRACENES, BRIGHTNESS, VISCOSITY, THICKNESS, COATINGS, GREASES, STORAGE, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, NAVAL RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Marine Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE