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Optical Engineering

Laser-induced binding of precured rubber compounds
Author(s): Patrice L. Baldeck; S.-Y. Yang; Robert R. Alfano; Robert H. Callender; C. Bennett; S. K. Mowdood; W. H. Waddell
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Paper Abstract

Various carbon black filled, cured rubber compounds were bonded by directing laser beams onto their interface. The strengths of laserinduced bonds were measured to be in the 10% to 50% range of strengths obtained with conventional thermal cure techniques. When the surface areas treated with the laser beam were substantially smaller than the areas of control samples, it was expected that bond strengths could be significantly increased. Binding times were impractically long (several h/cm2) but could probably be shortened through a better understanding of laser-induced binding mechanisms and a systematic optimization of laser characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 30(3) doi: 10.1117/12.55799
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 30, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Patrice L. Baldeck
S.-Y. Yang, City College of New York (United States)
Robert R. Alfano, CUNY/City College (United States)
Robert H. Callender, City College/CUNY (United States)
C. Bennett, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (United States)
S. K. Mowdood, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (United States)
W. H. Waddell, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (United States)

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