Accession Number : ADA305364

Title :   Mass Spectrometry of Aerospace Materials.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GREENBELT MD GODDARD SPACE FLIG HT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Colony, J. A.

PDF Url : ADA305364

Report Date : JUN 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Mass spectrometry is used for chemical analysis of aerospace materials and contaminants. Years of analytical aerospace experience have resulted in the development of specialized techniques of sampling and analysis which are required in order to optimize results. This work has resulted in the evolution of a hybrid method of indexing mass spectra which includes both the largest peaks and the structurally significant peaks in a concise format. With this system, a library of mass spectra of aerospace materials has been assembled, including the materials responsible for 80 to 90 percent of the contamination problems at Goddard Space Flight Center during the past several years. jg p2

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, *MASS SPECTROMETRY, PEAK VALUES, MATERIALS, SAMPLING, HYBRID SYSTEMS, CONTAMINATION, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, MASS SPECTRA.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Miscellaneous Materials
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE