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