Accession Number : ADA310743

Title :   Infrared Techniques for Studying Coating Durability and Performance.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. Nov 94-Sep 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Lum, William S. ; Patterson, Philip H.

PDF Url : ADA310743

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This interim report describes the progress of the first stage of this 2-year ARL project. Determining possible infrared characterization techniques to be used in a progressive study of chemical-agent-resistant coating (CARC) materials was the main effort, using a Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) instrument. Attenuated total reflectance (ATR) technology and other techniques were applied to analyze samples accurately, easily, and cost effectively. Preliminary results show that benefits can be realized in durability studies and weatherability determination of materials.

Descriptors :   *COATINGS, *CHEMICAL AGENTS, *INFRARED EQUIPMENT, FOURIER TRANSFORMATION, MATERIALS, COSTS, REFLECTANCE, INFRARED RADIATION, DETERMINATION, WEATHERING.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE