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Environment-resistant infrared support
Author(s): Jack H. Hartshorn
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Paper Abstract

Traditional Infrared sample supports are very moisture and/or light sensitive. Thus, this technique has been used little for investigating the effects of weathering and outdoor exposure on polymeric products and organic materials. Amorphous silicon is extremely chemically resistant and its electronic grade is infrared transparent in thin sheets. Properly polished, we have used silicon wafers for many years to evaluate coatings exposed in south Florida and to determine their mode of degradation under accelerated environmental conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2089, 9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (31 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166660
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Jack H. Hartshorn, Hartshorn Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2089:
9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
John E. Bertie; Hal Wieser, Editor(s)

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