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Colorimetric characterization of pearlescent coatings
Author(s): Maria E. Nadal; Thomas A. Germer
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes recent developments at the National Institution of Standards and Technology in the colorimetric characterization of pearlescent coatings. The goal of this research is to develop a measurement protocol for the accurate color characterization of these coatings using an understanding of their scattering mechanism as a guide. The bi-directional reflectance of a series of samples has been measured for the visible region at incident angle of 15°, 25°, 45°, 65°, and 75° and viewing angles of +/- 80° at 5° steps. This large ensemble of measurements show general trends in the color variations with incident and viewing angles that are being used to define a preliminary subset of measuring geometries that will provide sufficient information to characterize the angle dependent color travel in pearlescent coatings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464577
Show Author Affiliations
Maria E. Nadal, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Thomas A. Germer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4421:
9th Congress of the International Colour Association
Robert Chung; Allan Rodrigues, Editor(s)

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