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Chemical resistance of optical plastics and resin for level detectors
Author(s): Cicero L. Omegna; Jonas Fontes Garcia; Roddy E. Ramos-Gonzáles; Luiz C. Barbosa
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Paper Abstract

A test method was developed to find the ideal optical material that supports the chemical reaction of some fuels. Optical plastics and resin were submerged for long periods of time in reservoirs of ethanol, gasoline, Diesel and biodiesel. The dimensional change and weight change of the submerged samples was measured. A special resin successfully supported the chemical attack of fuels. Samples of acrylic polymer and polycarbonate were used as type of optical plastic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9579, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XVIII, 95790X (3 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187232
Show Author Affiliations
Cicero L. Omegna, Luxtec Sistemas Ópticos LTDA (Brazil)
Jonas Fontes Garcia, Luxtec Sistemas Ópticos LTDA (Brazil)
Roddy E. Ramos-Gonzáles, Luxtec Sistemas Ópticos LTDA (Brazil)
Luiz C. Barbosa, Luxtec Sistemas Ópticos LTDA (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9579:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XVIII
G. Groot Gregory; Arthur J. Davis; Cornelius F. Hahlweg, Editor(s)

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